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 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 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.
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.
Vegetable and Berry Gardens
Not much has changed on the decks with the exception of more groundhog damage! Ugh!
Fire Pit and Shed Garden
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.
Follow My Weekly Garden Tour Here
I hope you enjoyed this week’s tour and appreciate you joining me. If you missed a few tours or want to see how the garden has progressed, you can see how the garden has grown and changed in the posts below.
- Bulbs and Early Spring Perennials
- Cool Season Vegetables and Spring Flowers
- Growth, Change and Everblooming Design
- Growth and Transition in the Spring Garden
- Container Gardens and Outdoor Living Spaces
- Adding Color with Annuals
- The Importance of a Tidy Border
- How to Create a Hummingbird Garden
- Spring to Summer Transition
- Summer Perennials, Pest and Disease Control
- Summer Gardening and Patriotic Decor
- Caring for Gardens While On Vacation
- How to Create a Butterfly Garden
- Midsummer Flowers (YOU ARE HERE)
- Summer to Fall Transition in the Garden
- Tidying Up the Late Summer Flower Garden
- Preparing the Flower Garden for Fall Plantings
- Best Plant for the Fall Garden
- Fall Garden Tip that Will Save You Money
- Easy Fall Garden Maintenance Tip
- Preparing the Garden for Winter
- Dividing and Transplanting in the Fall Garden
- Planting Next Year’s Garden in Fall
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