there’s still a lot of color in the garden

Now that the weeks of daylily blooms are almost over, I think there isn’t much blooming until I get out into the garden. After he got home this evening, DH and I took a spin around the yard. Yup, there is still a lot of color out there.

east front yard

There are surprise lilies all over the yard.

surprise lilies

surprise lilies

surprise lilies

Russian sage

surprise lilies

The grass ‘Morning Light’ is one of my favorites. It always looks great.

Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'

And the zebra grass is another favorite.

zebra grass

The crepe myrtles are beginning to bloom.

crepe myrtle

This miniature crepe myrtle gets only about 12-15″ tall. I don’t remember the name. The blossoms are just beginning to open. Soon it will be covered.

miniature crepe myrtle

Here’s a good place for viewing the front yard.

garden bench

front yard

Yup, still pretty. 🙂

Hop over to Tootsie’s and click the links to see what is blooming in other gardens.

flaunt your flowers FRIDAY



  1. Posted July 31, 2009 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    it is all just stunning! what a relaxing garden friend. I am so glad you joined me to share such a pretty place! I love the grasses..and I have none…I also have no surprise lilies! I do have some surprise chick weeds!!! lol

  2. Betty
    Posted July 31, 2009 at 11:43 pm | Permalink

    Rhonda..those light pinkish/lavender flowers, that looks like they may be planted in back of a small hosta; are they some type of lily? Can you tell me their name and a little more about them; their habits and what other colors they come in?

  3. ~~Rhonda
    Posted August 1, 2009 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Betty, they are Lycoris squamigera. Around here, they are most commonly called “Surprise Lilies.” The leaves come up in the spring, then disappear. The flowers shoot up the last week of July or so. And they come up quickly, hence the name surprise lilies. They have other common names, as well. Here are two web sites that give more info about them.

    I am in zone 6b. The surprise lily is the only lycoris I have, but I’d love to get some of the other hardy ones. If you live in the south, there are even more kinds that will grow in your garden.


  4. Posted August 3, 2009 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    I love all of your Rudbeckia and Magic Lilies. How beautiful!

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