Garden Photo of the Day

Garden Party at Bill’s

Celebrating summer in the garden with friends

view of hydrangeas from other side with pink flowers in the foreground

Today’s photos are from Bill Ziebarth.

I live in Duluth, Minnesota, and have been gardening in this location for 26 years. This is the third time I have submitted photos from my gardens. (See the previous posts: A Garden Full of Art and Flowers and Revisiting Bill’s Garden.)

This time I am submitting photos taken by Sarah Jane Hale, a guest at my Sixth Annual Garden Party.

close up of yellow Gloriosa daisies with poppy seed headsGloriosa daisies (Rudbeckia hirta, Zones 3–7 but often grown as an annual) and poppy (Papaver somniferum, annual) seed heads

garden visitors taking a photo in a mirrorSarah and her friend Angie are reflected in a mirror in a vintage window that I built into a garden structure.

view of garden from inside greenhouseView from inside my greenhouse looking out

large panicle hydrangeas in the gardenHydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata, Zones 3–8), with a picture frame I built

view of hydrangeas from other side with pink flowers in the foregroundThe view from the other side, with the hydrangeas now beautifully framed

pink coneflowers with yellow rudbeckiaConeflowers (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 4–8) and rudbeckia

bright red rose in front of pink bee balmRamblin’ Red rose (Rosa ‘RADramblin’, Zones 4–7) and bee balm (Monarda didyma, Zones 4–9)

zen bell in the gardenMy Zen bell was built by a metal artist from recycled metal.

large conifers in the garden with flowers growing beneathA snake branch spruce (Picea abies ‘Virgata’, Zones 2–7) is just behind my Zen bell.

close up of a flower garden bed with lots of yellowDaylilies (Hemerocallis, Zones 3–9), rudbeckia, and miscellaneous flowers

musician singing and playing guitar in garden gazeboA guitarist/singer played beautiful music under the gazebo.


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  1. rosys_villa 09/01/2023

    How does one get an invite to your garden party?!! I live in Saint Paul but would happily drive to Duluth for such beauty!

    1. billziebar 09/02/2023

      I usually invite my friends on Facebook. Are you on Facebook?

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    simplesue 09/01/2023

    Your garden is huge and fabulous! It's good to "revisit" it again to see how everything is growing. just love the way the dry poppy seed heads are so sculptural.
    Love the added whimsy/art and wow such healthy happy purple cone flowers. I'm so impressed- you know how to really live and have fun and it shows in your garden/party.

    1. billziebar 09/02/2023

      Thank you so much for your compliments.

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    vanhatalosuomi 09/02/2023

    Lovely day indeed!

    1. billziebar 09/02/2023

      It was!!

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    treasuresmom 09/04/2023

    Wonderful pics. Beautiful!

    1. billziebar 09/11/2023

      Thank you!!

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