my barn bed - orange and yellow - lots of photos
I'm finally looking at all those pictures I took this summer. This is my barn bed, I've posted in previous years, but now you can see how it's changing over time. I've let it get a bit overgrown by the gold thugs, and need to thin a lot this spring.
(BTW I'm cross posting this to the perennials/cottage forum, the other forums I follow. I just thought I'd post it here for you locals :-)
The barn is a little ways from the house, and I usually walk there through my vegetable garden. Well, it's got some vegetables, but the gloriosa daisies have seeded in and they were so pretty I let them be. For this year.
It's late to get started, peaking in July, August and September.
euphorbia fireglow and poppies From Barn Bed - Oranges and Yellows
July - lilies, poker plant, maltese cross, gaillardia From Barn Bed - Oranges and Yellows
Too much gold here, going to remove the black eyed susans.
The south end is soft yellows in early July. I've hardly changed this at all over the years, the plants are well behaved and don't spread too much. One day I want to change this to hot colors, but I never have the time and it's pretty as is, and low maintenance. From Barn Bed - Oranges and Yellows From Barn Bed - Oranges and Yellows
By late July this bed is quite overgrown.
My bench is almost hidden, but accessible from a small path running through the middle. The paint is fading, I'm thinking of going with dark orange. Or dark blue. What do you think?
When you ask a boy to smile, this is what you get
In October, I've still got grasses, and the maximilian sunflower.