garden update

After two months of cooler than normal temps, we’re back to hot and humid weather. And when it gets hot and humid, I tend to stay indoors, except to mow the lawn when it needs it. But today, I ventured out to take some pictures, since it has been so long since I’ve done that.

There are large swathes of black eyed Susans in the yard. And they are still producing lots of bloom and color.

black eyed Susans

black eyed Susans

Miscanthus sinensis 'Zebrinus'

There are still quite a few daylilies showing off their final blossoms.


 daylily 'Carolicolassal'

‘Lavender Luxury’

daylily 'Lavender Luxury'

This unknown daylily is in full bloom right now. It is taller than I am and is the latest bloomer in our collection of daylilies.

UNK daylily

And one of my favorites…we gave this one the garden name of “Paprika” because we don’t know its real name.

"Paprika" [GN]

The garlic chives are beginning to bloom. A large bunch of these is really pretty, with the stems all bending in the same direction and the buds opening a few at a time until there’s a sea of white.

garlic chives

garlic chives

The ‘Royal Standard’ hostas are blooming. A beautiful bright white, they have a wonderful sweet fragrance. This particular plant lost its sheltering redbud tree last year. We need to move it to a better location. Somewhere it won’t get so much sunburn.

hosta 'Royal Standard

hosta flowers

hosta 'Fringe Benefit'

I don’t remember which hosta these purple flowers were on.

hosta flowers

The crepe myrtle is a great shrub for color this time of year.

crepe myrtle

The garden bench under the mulberry tree is a bit overwhelmed by hostas and elderberries.

hosta bench

Aren’t the elderberries pretty?




We had a little sprinkle of rain this afternoon, but it didn’t amount to more than a few drops on the redbud leaves.

redbud leaves

We can see this hibiscus from the kitchen windows. The flower is about 12″ across and a beautiful rosy pink color. It’s called ‘Sante Fe.’


We don’t have many annuals or container plants, but I do love this large pot of coleus that sits by the back door.


I hope you enjoyed the garden walk. If you would like to see other gardens with beautiful blooms, click on Bloomin’ Tuesday.

Bloomin' Tuesday



  1. Posted August 11, 2009 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Hi Rhonda, I truly enjoyed my walk through your garden today! I love day lilies but I cannot resist those blacked eyed susans! What a lovely group of them! So pretty!

  2. Jean
    Posted August 12, 2009 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    I love everything! Great look with the ‘Susans’ in front of the tall grass. So fun to see all your different lilies. Thanks for the tour! Jean

  3. Posted August 13, 2009 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Love your swaths of Rudbeckia! Aren’t those fragrant hosta wonderful?

  4. Posted August 23, 2009 at 4:50 am | Permalink

    I’m so glad I popped over to visit your blog – Day Lillies are some of my favorites and see that you too are a Christian… it’s a small world! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend Miranda

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