3 garden pics

springa7(z5 MA)August 10, 2005

Purple Liatris (also known as Gayfeather or Blazing Star) with bright yellow Rudbeckia (Brown-eyed Susans) behind it.

A picture of the Liatris (with a visitor) just starting to bloom against the backdrop of the Brown-eyed Susans. One of the distinctive features of Liatris is that it grows flower stalks that bloom from the top down rather than from the bottom up. This picture was taken between 2 and 3 weeks ago, and the liatris is now almost finished blooming.

Brown-eyed Susans on the left, brick red and yellow Daylilies on the right, with some type of striped ornamental grass (dont know the exact name) behind them. There is also some Liatris just to the left of center that had not started to bloom yet.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Eliza_ann_ca(zone 6 ont ca)

Beautiful garden and pictures!

Eliza Ann

    Bookmark   August 10, 2005 at 11:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
NikkoBlue(8b GA)

Beautiful garden..... how do you keep the caterpillar's off your leaves?

In 1 day my herb garden was destroied, despite my efforts to pick every one off and squash it, i also have rings about 2" tall around the base of my plants, and that does nothing to stop them.

I am very envious.... your garden is everything I want mine to be and more!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2005 at 1:58PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
hostasz6a(z6a MA)

I love the expanse of purple and yellow. Beautiful!

    Bookmark   August 11, 2005 at 3:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
kdw_pensacola(Z8b NW FL)

Really pretty combinations

    Bookmark   August 11, 2005 at 5:17PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
springa7(z5 MA)

Thank you for your compliments, everyone.

NikkoBlue - We dont do anything special to keep caterpillars away. This year has actually been a very good one for insects - there have been many bees, wasps, butterflies, flies, and moths around the flowers, but very little eating the plants except for a couple of cutworms when I first planted vegetables. This isnt true every year - we have had trouble with Japanese beetles, various kinds of caterpillars, and aphids, among other things, in past years.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2005 at 7:21PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
pittsburghpalmguy(z6b PA)

These are beautiful photos...
I love your garden and you'll have to forgive me for the technical question but how do you post multiple photos with one description.
Your help is greatly appreciated.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2005 at 10:25PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
JoanofPa(z6 Pa)

Is that your garden or a park? Such a beautiful spot to be in, I admire your design

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 7:25AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Love the combination of Purple Liatris with the yellow Rudbeckia. Beautiful shot of the whole garden.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 8:31PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Ohio_Green_Thumb(Zone 5b NW Ohio)

My favorite color combinations - yellow & purple! Also, some of my favorite perennials.

    Bookmark   August 16, 2005 at 11:29PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Island Garden
Six years ago I started creating a garden at my expense...
Help identify plant with little purple flowers.
I bought two of these plants. Are about foot and a...
Can anyone identify this plant?
I grew this from a cutting given to me by a neighbor. She...
Pics/files are to big for hortiplex.... how to resize?
Hi so I've figured out how to "imbed" images...
Sponsored Products
Rectangle Resin Scottsdale Planter Box - REC 24-1510-W
$79.99 | Hayneedle
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Courtyard Beige/Dark Beige 4
$62.38 | Home Depot
Outdoor Lamp by Coe Studios
$370.00 | Lumens
Artisan Handmade Copper Hibiscus Sprinkler
$99.50 | FRONTGATE
Solar Gazing Ball Stand
$24.99 | zulily
Design House Ironwood 2-Light ENERGY STAR Wall Sconce - 515635
$80.99 | Hayneedle
Orange Better Batter Tool
$8.99 | zulily
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Courtyard Navy / Beige 7 ft. 10
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™