My Donegal Garden – Hot Colours in the Borders

At summer’s zenith, my garden is emboldened with lots of hot hues, that liven up the borders.

Orange Day Lilies brighten this corner of the central bed:

IMG_7632Crocosmia Lucifer stands tall and proud behind Salvia hotlips, Geranium psilostemon, Rose “Paul Scarlet” and Fuschia. It looks well against the dark foliage of my purple Elder tree, while white Lilies emerge angelically from the front of the border:

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Deep red Scabious, rescued at near death from a garden centre, are thriving and have provided me with lots of new offspring:

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While yellow Lysimachia romp around a number of beds, and need regular taming:

IMG_7677This border also provides a home for some softer colours, including the blue of the daisy like Catanache caerulea, which were grown from seed:

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Meanwhile, the tall stems of soft blue Verbena bonariensis shelter a cerise Geranium and dark leaved Heuchera. My flying goose sculpture seems to enjoy their company!

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My red and yellow Roses are still delighting me with lots of fragrant blooms:

This year’s crop of Apples are ripening nicely, and I am looking forward to baking LOTS of pies!

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If you enjoyed this post, you might like to click on some of my other monthly gardening posts.

 

61 Comments »

  1. I adore your garden Bridget it’s full of beautiful colours and inspires me to paint even more flowers 🙄 I feel the peace and love just looking at your photographs, thanks for sharing.🌹

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  2. Brigid, you’re a natural with gardens … this is a show-stopper! 😀Gloroius colours and it looks so dreamy. So happy for you and your heavenly haven. As for those apples, wow! The pies will taste divine. Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing break! Xx

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  3. My family and I spent a summer in Ireland and it will always feel like home to me. It makes my soul happy to see it and read about it through your work!

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