Today’s photos come from Jonathan Harris, in Maine, who is sharing the garden around his pool, which he calls his Guster Pool Garden, because there are signs on the fence with lyrics from songs by the band Guster.
The song lyrics here are tucked under a blooming hardy hibiscus (Hibiscus syriacus, Zones 4–9), next to a red-leaved ninebark (Physocarpus opulifolius, Zones 2–8), and below a white Oriental lily (Lilium hybrid, Oriental group, Zones 4–7).
Garden art decorates the fence, while between it and the pool a big clump of black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida, Zones 3–9) thrives.
Along this side of the pool are several stems of common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca, Zones 3–9) so the monarch butterflies will have something to lay their eggs on.
A pot of orange Gazania (annual) echoes the color of the black-eyed Susans on the other side of the pool.
Tall ornamental grasses (Miscanthus sinensis, Zones 5–9) surround the pool. I bet it is nice to sit in that float and listen to the wind in the grasses.
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