Blowzy Beauty in the Summer Heat

IMG_1889.JPG Hemerocallis, Geranium ‘Brookside’ and Rudbeckia hirta ‘Becky Mixed’ glow in late afternoon light, backed up by Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Summer Wine’, Itea virginica and Amsonia illustris.

In the heat of summer, when delicate flowers wilt in the noonday sun, some tough plants really strut their stuff. Experienced gardeners know that although they may seem less glamorous than peonies and less exotic than lady slipper orchids, more common perennials —such as Hemerocallis and Rudbeckia— are the secret to beautiful borders during summer’s dog days.

IMG_1805.JPGRudbeckia hirta ‘Becky Mixed’ and Miscanthus sinensis ‘Morning Light’ catch early evening’s lingering rays.

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2 Replies to “Blowzy Beauty in the Summer Heat”

  1. Deb Weyrich-Cody

    Hi M, it’s so good to know that a beautiful garden doesn’t need to be wall to wall colour… Hope you’re enjoying sitting back and sipping something cool by now; ) xo D.

  2. Michaela

    Hi Deb, I love it when a garden’s bloom ebbs & flows. Waves of color, like wildflowers in nature, keep me in a state of happy anticipation. It’s been a cool & lovely week here. Hope you are well! xxx

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