the evening garden

Last evening, DH and I spent some time in garden, just as the sun was setting. Here are a few pictures.

purple cone flowers

summer beauty

‘Catherine Woodbury’

'Catherine Woodbury'

daylily beds

evening daylilies


‘Designer Yarn’

'Designer Yarn'

evening in the garden

We’re planning a plant sale this afternoon from 4:00 – 6:00. Stop by if you’re in the area.

You can visit other gardens on Tootsie’s blog.



  1. Vickie
    Posted July 9, 2011 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! What a nice place for an evening stroll.

  2. Posted July 9, 2011 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    Hi Rhonda!
    Oh my! Your gardens are beautiful! Love all the color and the lay outs too! Where are you located? We like a lot of the same flowers!
    thank you for your nice note and the great feedback. I’ll remember to include shots of the entire garden going forward! I think it helps too!
    Happy Gardening!

  3. Posted July 9, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Hi Rhonda,

    Thanks for stopping by and your nice comments. I looked up the red daylilies you suggested and they are nice. I like mostly big, bigger the better. Mary Ethel ANderson was so cute though. Do you use Tinker’s Gardens Database?

    Your flower beds look so tight and compacted and full. Very pretty.

  4. Posted July 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

    Debbie, we are in s. IL, zone 6b.

    Pat, yes, I am so grateful for Tinkers. It has helped me so much!

    Also the AHS (American Hemerocallis Society) database is hugely helpful.

    Neither databases list ALL daylilies, though, so just because a daylily isn’t listed, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist! 🙂

    There are daylilies I have not found in either database, but did find by googling the name.

    Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving comments! ~~Rhonda

  5. Posted July 9, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    Rhonda, Your daylilies and daisies look stunning! I like your photo with the coneflowers at dusk as well.

  6. Posted July 10, 2011 at 4:01 am | Permalink

    So, so gorgeous! Your borders look stunning. I love the huge drifts of colour and the colour combinations are terrific. Great photos. I scrolled up and down several times taking it in.

  7. Posted July 10, 2011 at 7:41 am | Permalink

    Wow. Absolutely gorgeous!

  8. Posted July 11, 2011 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    Wow. What beautiful flowers. I live in your planting zone, too, but I can’t grow daisies for nothing. Your gardens are so pretty.

  9. Posted July 11, 2011 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your gorgeous flowers (and your gorgeous children). And I especially love that your blog features a year round reminder of how long it is until Christmas. A girl after my own heart!

  10. Posted July 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    OMG this place is gorgeous! I am in love with these gardens!!!!
    I am betting they are filled with butterflies and bees!!!
    thanks for linking in this week. I am always in awe of all the different flowers everyone flaunts. It is a pleasure to tour and see all the gorgeous blooms…and I always enjoy stopping by here! I hope you will link in again soon!
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