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my barn bed - orange and yellow - lots of photos

Posted by gottagarden z5 western NY (My Page) on
Sat, Feb 4, 12 at 9:48

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.

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It's late to get started, peaking in July, August and September.

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July

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euphorbia fireglow and poppies

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July - lilies, poker plant, maltese cross, gaillardia

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Too much gold here, going to remove the black eyed susans.
But the back row is 6-7 feet tall with no staking. Cup plant and outhouse flower.

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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.

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By late July this bed is quite overgrown.

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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?

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When you ask a boy to smile, this is what you get

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In October, I've still got grasses, and the maximilian sunflower.

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RE: my barn bed - orange and yellow - lots of photos

Lovely! What is the feathery plant third picture down lower right corner?


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spiraea ogon, fabulous all season long


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I've had the pleasure of visiting Brenda's gardens and they are spectacular...keep up the good work my friend!


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  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Mon, Feb 13, 12 at 19:47

I was just going to say the same thing as Husky!
Great pics,
Remy


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love your barn bed, brenda. you have SUCH a green thumb!! ;)


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Just delicious!!!!!

Orange for the bench

Today I noticed that my honeysuckle vine is leafing out - ugh, hope I don't lose it all

All my gardens need a major overhaul - hopefully I will get to it this year.

-Rosalinda


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Rosalinda, I suggest overhauling just one bed at a time, rather than all at once. I have a couple that need redoing, and it's such a big job!


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Bren
Will you come and redo my bed(s)??? Thank you so much for posting the pics here. It looks fantastic! Maybe I will get to see it first hand one of these years.


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Absolutely gorgeous.

I have to wonder... assuming you take care of all of this yourself, how much time do you spend working on your gardens??? Even routine deadheading must take you FOREVER! lol!


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this is a very low maintenance bed. I cut back with a weed whacker in the fall. I mulch in the spring every other year. I might even weed in the spring, but I don't always get around to it. That's all. these are super tough plants they don't need coddling. Also they're so crowded there's not much room for weeds. (although there are weeds . . . .) I don't deadhead, no time for that.

I wish I could afford a gardener!


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