Today we’re headed off to Cork, Ireland, to look back at some photos from this past summer in Collette O’Connell’s garden.
A variety of annuals mingle with perennials, shrubs, and rocks to create a varied garden bed with a long season of interest.
A cheery patch of bright yellow and orange marigolds (Tagetes patula, annual) echoes the warm yellow colors of the foliage of the surrounding shrubs.
An old tree trunk has been repurposed into a spot to hang baskets of geraniums (Pelargonium hybrid, annual).
Neatly mown lawns and trimmed hedges make a nice frame for colorful garden beds.
The bright yellow daisy flowers here are the little annual butter daisy (Melampodium).
A gorgeous rich, dark-red Peruvian lily (Alstroemeria, Zones 8–10)
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