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Celebrating End-of-Summer Beauty with Maxine, Part 2

More favorite views of the end of the season

close up of white anemones

We’re back for a second day of enjoying the beauty of late summer and early fall in Maxine Brisport’s Rotterdam, New York, garden.

pink flowers in front of yellow flowersClassic blooms of the late summer garden include Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ (Zones 3–9) in the front, black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia fulgida, Zones 3–9) in the back, and the tall spire of a dark-leaved Actaea simplex (Zones 4–8) in between.

diverse garden with lots of flowersSo many beautiful plants are growing together in this part of the garden.

dried astilbe in late summer gardenAstilbe (Zones 4–8) flowers are beautiful in early summer, but they take on a different kind of beauty at the end of the year as they age to brown and the leaves begin to flush yellow.

close up of a bee on Autumn Joy sedum flowerSedum ‘Autumn Joy’ is a huge hit with pollinators like this little honeybee, which is busy collecting the pollen and nectar that will keep the hive fed through the winter.

close up of pink hibiscus budsHardy hibiscus (Hibiscus hybrids, Zones 5–9) flowers in tight bud are ready to unfurl into huge blooms that are the highlight of the summer garden.

close up of peach colored rosesA beautiful rose looks like it is glowing in the sun.

close up of densely planted gardenThis tapestry of late summer blooms includes black-eyed Susans and fresh pink autumn anemones (Anemone huphensis, Zones 4–8).

close up of white anemonesAutumn-blooming anemones are so fresh and beautiful in the fall—a great contrast to much of the garden at this time, which is beginning to fade into dormancy.

wide view of garden bed with sunlight streaming throughThis beautiful garden setting comes with a place to sit and enjoy it.

small garden patio surrounded by plantsAnd here’s another place to sit and enjoy the garden, while being completely surrounded by flowers.

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  1. viviangross 09/22/2023

    It's so cool. And, Jump, flip, and dash your way to victory in geometry dash lite where every tap is a beat, and every level is a dance of geometry and skill.

  2. [email protected] 09/22/2023

    What is the big white climbing plant in the last picture?
    Beautiful gardens😊.

    1. MohawkValley 09/22/2023

      That climbing plant in the last picture is that of an autumn clematis , I believe . It's a #3 plant , so it starts over near the ground every spring but vigorously climbs during the season for a full , beautiful blooming in the late summer and early fall . They love clinging to tree limbs and lattice and spreads nicely on surfaces for a full blanket of blooms . They also can be multiplied by taking young branches and create rootings . Mine needs trimming back a bit ...... Ha .

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    treasuresmom 09/22/2023

    I love seeing sitting places in a garden. Just wish I could do it but we have way too many mosquitoes.

  4. bdowen 09/22/2023

    Oh, the colors in that rose! So beautiful!

  5. btucker9675 09/22/2023

    Another day in your beautiful garden - I especially love those delicate anemones. And that "sunset" colored rose - stunning!

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    simplesue 09/23/2023

    So pretty.

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