www.larksperennials.com Mid-July SUN and SHADE Gardens
This year in my Wisconsin zone 4-5 we had ALOT of rain. The gardens are really starting to bloom. Shade gardening is one of my favorite, challenging. Please come take a stroll through my yard. I hope you enjoy it.
1 of 30: The back of our home is facing the gardens and woods. Since we have alot of windows, it was important that we have a constant variety of flowers blooming. It took me 12 years but I think I FINALLY achieved Spring, Summer and Fall interest. My Winter interest is left up to nature and my art pieces.
7 of 30: I am not a collector of daylillies, infact I didn\'t have any the first 5 years of gardening. I thought because they only bloom one day what\'s the point. My Mom got me hooked on them. I am choosey. They must be one of the following: Fragrant, strong branched stems, many blooms and LATE blooming. I do love the spidery ones alot.
8 of 30: This is a early blooming short (24 inches) phlox and VERY FRAGRANT. Carolina Phlox. Foliage ALWAYS looks good. I cut it back after blooming for a neat and tiddy look the rest of the seasons.
9 of 30: Linum or Blue Flax is VERY DROUGHT TOLERANT. The texture it has adds a different look to the garden. And ofcourse I like the BLUE.
14 of 30: This is a wonderful native plant \'Banebery\' or Doll\'s Eyes. It comes in red or white. I like the red berries, it really brightens up the shade area. The foliage looks fernlike.
15 of 30: Hens and chicks grow so good in this hot sandy area. Do you believe it, my bunnies love to eat them over Winter. I know lay chicken wire over them until Spring. This one is almost a burgundy color.
20 of 30: Blue Charm Veronica, 3-4 feet high and if deadheaded blooms for 2 months in my gardens. A very nice powder blue.
22 of 30: Anna Belle Hydrangea and the very tall Queen of the Prairie. People always ask what the tall pink plume flower is...it really knocks your socks off.
24 of 30: This is the second year for these succulents in these pots. I bought them in 2 inch pots and very small. They loved it outside. They even bloomed for me. I have to bring them in and put them in my south windows.
26 of 30: Seaholly is usually an eyestopper. Different and steel BLUE looks great with alot of other colors.