Hello Mellow Yellows

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The mellow yellows are all over the garden this week … coreopsis, daylilies, evening primrose, stonecrop, buttercups and more.  The weather has been wonderful, hot but not necessarily humid.  It’s the kind of weather I could enjoy all summer long.

The wild buttercups are booming over the bridge by the run off stream.  Their yellow petals glisten in the sunshine.  Do you remember picking them and holding them under your chin or the chin of your friend to see if it glowed yellow?  If it did that was a sign you loved butter!


The marigolds are planted around the tomatoes to help keep the bugs away.  The stella d’oro daylilies are producing lots of buds and adorable blooms. The coreopsis and yellow loosestrife provide more shades of yellow in the garden.


The perennial sedum kamtschaticum is starting to show its yellow blooms. There are pots of stringy stonecrop in different places.  The creeping jenny is in old tea kettle and tea pots on the ladder planter.  The evening primrose has spread into all sorts of places in the front garden and those yellow blooms are bursting open.


There is the promise of juicy tomatoes with the lovely little yellow blooms.


The coreopsis are really putting on a tremendous show in the front garden.


These are one of my favourite summer flowers and I frequently cut lots of them to add to a vase of flowers for the gazebo.  The only thing I find is that this is a high maintenance plant as you constantly need to trim off the spent blooms to keep the plant blooming all summer long.  And just look at the flower stems on the yucca that will be blooming soon.

There is also some mellow yellow on the garden work bench.  This one won’t be blooming but it will transfer some old clay pots into something cute.


You’ll have to keep checking my site to see what it will turn into!

It’s time to share with Fertilizer Friday and  Cottage Garden Party.

Leaves:  hostas,  bee balm,  ribbon grass, 4 o’clocks, canna, purple hyacinth beans, vine nasturtiums, sweet peas, peruvian daffodils, morning glory, french vanilla marigold, zinnias, cosmos, calendula, golden goblin,  clematis seeds, hollyhock, 

Budding:  lavender, astillbe, yucca, drumstick allium, roses, grape vine, rudbekia,

Blooming:  coral bells, phlox, potentilla,  iris, heuchera, dianthus, Lady’s mantle, coreopsis, honeysuckle vine, stonecrop sedum, clematis,  Bressingham blue hosta, daylilies, oxeye daisies,  stella d’oro daylilies, purple coneflower, coreopsis, lady’s mantle, 

Leaves After Blooming: lilacs, mini iris, trilliums, solomen seal,  ground cover phlox, snow in summer, peonies,  lily of the valley, yellow molly alliums, poppies, phlox,

Seeds and Berries: lunaria, poppies, bleeding hearts (pink & white), columbine, honeysuckle shrub

Vanishing till next year: poppies, tulips, daffodils, 

Veggies:  pole beans, okra,  scarlet runner beans, bush beans, Egyptian walking onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, kale, tomatoes, peas, Jerusalem artichokes,

Flowering Veggies: peas, tomatoes

Harvesting Veggies:  

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