Tag Archives: yellow

rudbeckia nitida

22 Aug

yellowdaisy 002The garden definitely is slowing down, but every once in a while something new opens to remind us that the season isn’t over yet.  This is a variation of the Black-eyed Susan but with a green center – cousin to the cone flower.

 

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black eyed susan – rudbeckia

25 Jul

besusanetal 002This cheerful variety of cone flower is just coming into bloom.  Like its many-colored cousins, it’s a great cut flower as well as a good way to attract butterflies and other critters to the garden.

day lilies – hemerocallis

10 Jul

Most of the day lilies came into bloom while I was away and Jacob took some great photos.  Luckily for me, even though day lilies only bloom for one day each, every plant has multiple buds so I’ll have plenty of day lilies to enjoy before they’re finished.

more asiatic lilies

29 Jun

liliesFollowing their usual pattern, the red/orange lilies opened first (see post of June 19) followed by the white and the yellow.lilies 024

The orange and white lilies are fairly small; stems are only about 18″ tall.  The yellow, on the other hand, grows nearly 4′ tall and has to be staked to keep it upright.lilies 026

coreopsis “moonbeam”

20 Jun

hostas 015This coreopsis has nearly doubled in size from last year.  It’s a very resilient plant that will bloom through excessive heat, drought or just about any adverse conditions.  As long as it gets sun every day and a little water now and then, it will continue blooming for the rest of the summer but the ‘ferny’ leaves of the ‘moonbeam’ variety would be pretty even without flowers.

red hot poker – kniphofia

9 Jun

penstemon 005This one has been blooming for about a week, and you can see how it adds new flower buds at the top of the stem as the bottom flowers fade.  It’s only about 18″ now, but it will keep growing and adding more flowers at the tip until it’s about 24″.

day lily – stella d’oro

3 Jun

day lily13 004Always the first day lily to bloom, stella d’oro usually signals that the rest of the day lilies will begin blooming in about two weeks.  This one is being crowded out by the sedum and overshadowed by althea.  I’ll need to move it to a sunnier spot if I expect it to have any flowers at all next year.