I've noticed 2 things about my garden this summer: none of the Brown-eyed Susans that I planted last year (3 of them) came back (boohoo!); nor did my yellow Correopsis that had been there for 2 years. I thought those plants were pretty hardy?
The garden is mostly doing well; there are some plants in some spots that seem to be eaten by something small. And then there are the larger pests such as the deer and rabbits. Oh well, you take your chances don't you! .
The Hosta and the Day Lilies are blooming all over the property. The small bed at the foot of the front entrance has been enhanced temporarily with the addition of the flower box and pots from the decks.
More Shasta Daisies have come up than I remember planting. (Can Brown-eyed Susans morph into Shasta Daisies during the winter??).
My Mum Brown garden has these mystery yellow flowers which I think are Correopsis. And there are lovely, feathery Astilbe in that garden as well.And even more in the front bed..
The back shade bed is beginning to look really nice. Lots of orange and yellow Day lilies there..
Spectacular yellow ones in the front bed..
Along with this little white Asiatic lily that I rescued from the Lily Beetle (but as you can see, not without a fight!) -- and it's the first time this one has ever bloomed. I've got several lilies that have been in the ground for 2-3 years and are blooming for the first time. Hurray!
The bright pink of the Impatiens looks quite stunning next to the dark, shiny green of the Periwinkle leaves..