During this transition, the purple, pink and blue hues that were once dominant in the borders are changing to a silvery gray. While those spring flowers fade, orange, yellow and red blooms arrive to welcome the heat of summer. Butterfly Weed, Moonbeam Coreopsis, Daylillies, Echinacea, Black-Eyed Susans, Tall Phlox, and Bee Balm are some of the perennials we’ll see highlighted during the next few weeks.
With the start of summer and the increase in heat and humidity, I do much less work in the beds. In fact, I pretty much focus only on watering, weeding, deadheading/cutting back plants and harvesting fruits and vegetables. It’s just to hot to do anything else and I’m not a fan of sweltering in the heat.
Instead of working in the beds, I prefer to sit back and enjoy the work that I put in all spring. Let’s see how the gardens are making the transition from spring to summer.
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After a week of rain, the front border is full of green growth from summer perennials. Echinacea, Butterfly Weed and Moonbeam Coreopsis are just starting to bloom and the fading Catmint flowers are covered with pollinating bees. Nothing to fear by the bees though. They are not interested in us – just the blooms.
The mailbox garden is full grown and the perennials are just starting to bloom. My Jackmanii Clematis is growing better up the mailbox and blooming nicely.
But the latest addition to the mailbox garden is my daughter’s 8th grade graduation balloons. I can’t believe she’s going to high school. Sigh.
This garden is going to be a sea of orange in a matter of days. The Butterfly Weed is starting to bloom and the orange Daylillies are about ready to go. I lost a few of the Daylilly flower heads to deer damage so I sprayed them with Deer Out before the rain hit. Now, I can’t even tell they browsed.
Side Note: It is so important to walk the gardens daily, if possible, to see what’s happening. You’ll notice plant damage or disease so much quicker and can address the issues early.
I really need to weed the backyard gardens and tidy up the borders. It has been raining all week long and I have not had a chance to get out here. This weekend – it’s on the list!!!
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Thank you for following along and touring the gardens with me. Happy planting – enjoy your day! xo