July In My Garden
I thought I would share my sweet cottage garden with you before it is Autumn!
Here is a shot of Rachel's coneflower, along with some of my Shasta Daisies, and Lychnis.
This is right by my front door. I love the blue ball canning jar. That is Salvia "Victoria Blue" below it, and Purple Coneflower behind it.
In this shot of the other side of the front door, is more coneflower, Rudbekia (Black-Eyed Susan) almost blooming, my strawberry plants, and my pot on the front porch. Something keeps nibbling on my Sweet Potato Vine!
Here is my darling....Hydrangea! If I adjusted the ph balance in the soil, the flowers would be blue, but as I don't have time for that, I enjoy their beauty as they are. Behind it is a very large white Hibiscus, and a plant I don't recall the name of in front.
Along my picket fence is a new Black-Eyed Susan already in bloom, and my rusty birdbath.
This Daylily is interesting. It was supposed to be pink, but has always been a more orange-coral color. In person, this plant's color is much more vivid.
This plant is so unusual. It grows very tall - this one is about 7 feet tall. It has lots of gold flowers ready to bloom, and it is a wonderful cutting flower. Especially in rustic containers.
Here is one of the flowers in partial bloom. The friend who originally gave me this plant said it is a kind of Rudbekia, but I am not sure as the leaves are so very different than a Black-Eyed Susan.
I hope you have enjoyed your stroll in my front garden. It has been lovely sharing it with you!