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Heidi’s Colorful Garden in Fairfield County

A feast of June blooms from a garden in southwest Connecticut

close up of mixed flower garden

Happy Monday GPODers! Today we’re visiting Heidi’s beautiful garden in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Her yard ranges from full sun to part shade, and (from the looks of these pictures) she has absolutely filled every corner possible with sensational blooms. A feast for the senses, a kaleidoscope of color can be found from annuals and perennials.

What an amazing weekend full of colors. Foxgloves, lupines, irises, peonies, poppies, columbine and the list continues. Perennials and biennials that are deer resistant too.

Happy Gardening 🙂

purple Siberian Iris with pink foxgloveThat iris (I think a Siberian iris variety (Iris sibirica, Zones 3–9) is so vibrant it is nearly glowing! And a pink foxglove (Digitalis purpurea, Zones 3–9) is always the epitome of classic garden beauty.

lots of foxgloves planted with poppies and peoniesThe way Heidi mixes flowers is so fun! The diverse mix of colors, forms, and textures make for endless interest. I could spend hours just inspecting this one photo and discovering new flowers and colors each time I look.

blue lupines with alliumYet she still manages to accomplish great plant pairings like these lupines growing around a pretty allium bloom.

blue lupines and columbine with light pink geraniumAnd in another spot, lupines look equally as lovely with blue columbine, spotted geranium (Geranium maculatum, Zones 3–10), and the white bearded irises.

close up of mixed flower gardenBut it is these wildly-mixed that make me feel like a kid in a candy store! If you’ve ever felt afraid to mix colors, let Heidi be your inspiration to throw caution to the wind and embrace all the diversity that plants have to offer.


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    cynthia2020 06/17/2024

    Heidi - love your cheerful combinations and also how your tall flowers are standing up straight. : - )

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    simplesue 06/19/2024

    You have an fabulous flower garden! It's so impressive and beautiful!

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