Julie’s Garden in Late Summer and Fall Leave a comment

This is Julie Prince (Julie’s Georgia Garden), with a few pictures from the late summer and fall garden. The pool garden was started in the summer of 2020. The front-drive garden was started in 2021. Both are still “works in progress”! Things are changing constantly as I try to give the garden more height and winter interest.

garden bed with lots of yellow flowersLots of yellow is provided by giant coneflowers (Rudbeckia laciniata, Zones 3–9) and black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia fulgida, Zones 4–9).

close up of two large moonflowersWe look forward to seeing and smelling moonflower (Ipomoea alba, Zones 10–11 or as an annual) each evening.

close up of bright pink canna liliesPink canna lilies (Canna hybrid, Zones 8–11 or as tender bulbs)

brown cow with calfOur property is in the heart of our farm. The calves began dropping in September. There are about 60 calves on the ground now. We love taking an afternoon ride through the pastures to see the newborns and what is blooming as we go. The wildflowers have been beautiful this year despite the very dry weather that we are having.

close up of spider that captured a waspAs you can see from this picture, lots of “critters” visit our garden. I was fascinated with this spider that had snagged a wasp for dinner.

close up of white rose‘Iceberg’ rose bloom

close up fo white and blue annual flowersWhite lantana (Lantana camara, Zones 8–11 or as an annual) with blue plumbago (Plumbago auriculata, Zones 9–11 or as an annual)

close up of red and blue flowers in colorful foliageOyster plant (Tradescantia spathacea, Zones 9–11), black and blue salvia (Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’, Zones 7–11 or as an annual), red salvia (Salvia coccinea, Zones 9–10 or as an annual) and sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum, Zones 10–11 or as an annual)

bright pink and red flowers in front of green-blue foliage plantCarolina sapphire cypress (Hesperocyparis arizonica, Zones 7–11) makes a great backdrop for cannas and red salvia.

close up of bright pink sagePineapple sage (Salvia elegans, Zones 8–11 or as an annual) is popular with the many hummingbirds who visit the garden.

close up of flowers and foliage in fall gardenI found the native ageratum (Conoclinium coelestinum, Zones 6–10) and transplanted some into my garden last fall. It has bloomed prolifically. I am hoping this wasn’t a mistake!

 

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