My Garden is Ablaze in Orange

June 21, 2011 — 1 Comment

It is amazing how quickly the garden changes. A few weeks ago the garden was all cool blues and purples. Now it is ablaze in oranges, yellows and reds. It seems appropriate given how hot it has been! I am especially loving my Hot Poker Plant (kniphofia), lilies and butterfly weed. This is my second year with the kniphofia and they have already expanded (I started with 3 plants). I think I may divide them this fall. It looks like they should be pretty easy to divide, just dig up the clump and chop or saw away, similar to a daylily. I love when I can divide plants (and use a saw). Free plants make my day!

Do you have any “hot” plants that you love in your garden?

Hot Poker Plant (kniphofia) in the frontyard. The kids love this plant!

The long planting bed in the backyard. Dotted with lots of lilies.

Purple Liatris w/ Orange Butterfly Weed and Tiger Lilies

Shade Garden w/ bright highlights of coleus (annual), heuchera (coral bells) & red accents

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  1. Your garden looks fantastic, thanks for sharing!

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