It was so nice to arrive home and see what flowers are blooming in the gardens midsummer. Years ago, the beds used to be in a little bit of a lull midsummer, but I’ve been working on it.

I know I am a little behind getting this week’s garden tour post out, but it’s been a crazy week traveling to and from California. The jet lag is real! We flew the red-eye home and I decided to stay up the entire next day to acclimate easier to the EST time zone. It helped but I was exhausted!

While we were away, my daughters watered my gardens to keep them going through the summer heat. I noticed the groundhog did some damage while I was gone. Sigh.

But overall the gardens are looking really good! The midsummer blooms are in full swing and the pollinators look like they doubled since leaving for vacation.

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Midsummer Flowers in the Front Garden

This border makes me so happy every time I walk by it! The pollinators are thoroughly enjoying it as well. Monarchs and swallowtails, hummingbirds, dragonflies and bumble bees seem so peaceful and content zipping from flower to flower to grab some nectar.

Bee Balm, Echinacea, Black Eyed Susans, Globe Thistle, and Balloon Flower are in full bloom. Sedum Autumn Joy is starting to change and as the chartreuse flower heads deepen in color, the garden will begin its transition to fall.

Midsummer Flowers
Sedum Autumn Joy, Echinacea and Bee Balm
Midsummer Flowers
I love the color of Globe Thistle and how it combines with the Bee Balm and Echinacea blooms.
Midsummer Flowers
The Black Eyed Susans starting blooming while I was away.
Midsummer Flowers for the Butterfly Garden
Swallowtail butterfly enjoying the nectar of Echinacea.
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My butterfly garden in full midsummer bloom!

MIdsummer Flowers for the Butterfly Garden

Midsummer Flowers in the Well Garden

Similar to the front border, the well garden has been laden with pollinators. Tall Phlox, Coreopsis, Callicarpa and the annuals are all blooming. The Zebra Grass is full grown and adds some much needed movement to the border while my favorite, Smoketree, continues to stun with its brilliant reddish purple foliage.

Midsummer Flowers

Midsummer Flowers

MIdsummer Flowers
I love the Callicarpa’s grace. The chartreuse color of the foliage adds to the garden’s texture. It looks gorgeous with Smoketree as the backdrop.

Midsummer Flowers in the Mailbox Garden

The mailbox garden is still in full bloom. The chartreuse flower heads of Sedum Autumn Joy combined with the red Daylillies and summer annual blooms are starting to transition this garden to fall.

mailbox garden in midsummer
The Sedum Autumn Joy I transplanted to this garden a few months ago is doing really well.

Mailbox Garden

Backyard Gardens

The backyard gardens are looking especially pretty this year. This is the first year I’ve been able to keep up on the weeding back here. And the reason is…I’ve had some help!

As I’m aging and with the amount of gardens on the property, it takes me longer to do the work. But, I found a fellow gardener that has been helping me clean up the back borders. I truly appreciate his assistance this summer!

With his help, I’m hoping to rehab some of the gardens back here in early fall that have gotten a little out of control – stay tuned!

Backyard Perennial and Flowering Shrub Garden

This border makes me feel especially proud. It was a huge slab of dirt when we renovated our home twelve years ago. I’m so thrilled that it has filled in and blooms the way I envisioned.

Backyard Perennial Garden
Hellebores, Leucothoe, Hostas, Bee Balm, Willow, Joe Pye Weed and Plume Poppies.
Joe Pye Weed
Joe Pye Weed at sunset.
Plume Poppy
These Plume Poppies look gorgeous in the sunset. They will continue to add interest as the border transitions to fall.
Perennial and Flowering Shrub Garden
I have not been successful growing something behind the Hostas next to fence but recently planted a Butterfly Bush there.
Rose of Sharon
I picked up this beautiful Rose of Sharon years ago at the local nursery. How gorgeous are those flowers?
Rose of Sharon
Close up of Rose of Sharon flower
I found the start of one bloom on my Everblooming Hydrangea. One is better than none!

Vegetable and Berry Gardens

The Blackberries are starting to ripen. Yum!
Roma Tomatoes
I love to grow Roma Tomatoes for sauces.
tomatoes on the vine
Cherry Tomatoes are starting to ripen.
vegetable garden
Not sure how, but the groundhog got into my vegetable garden and ate all my Lettuce and Parsley. It is not the biggest deal since the Lettuce was bolting anyway, but still! I am not thrilled it ate my Parsely – hoping that grows back soon!

Deck Garden

Not much has changed on the decks with the exception of more groundhog damage! Ugh!

container garden close up
Note to self: do not plant any potato vines next year.

Fire Pit and Shed Garden

Perennial and Flowering Shrub Garden
Hostas, Leucothoe, Solomon’s Seal, Sedum Autumn Joy, Joe Pye Weed, Ornamental Grass and Variegated Dogwood.

begonias in bloom in planter in the garden

garden with cottage shed

Sur La TableWhat Do You Think?

What is your favorite midsummer flower? Right now I’m loving all that beautiful echinacea because they attract so many butterflies. It is so peaceful to watch them enjoy the nectar of the flowers.

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