Friday, August 22, 2014

Perennial Mid summer gardens

Perennial gardens are a challenge. Mid summer gardens can be bereft of flowers, if you don't know your zone and don't plan for changing seasons of colour. There is a reason most gardens tours are in late Spring when things are fresh and green and not eaten by bugs.
Of course you can always take the easy way out and put in annuals which will carry you through this time of year.
Every year I plant morning glories for this time of year and they never fail to impress.
Morning glories and hibiscus

Daylily

Phlox

My favourite phlox

Monkshood, tall and stately, but need to be staked - you don't find this colour of blue on many flowers.