My name is Angie Caruthers, and this is my backyard garden in northwest Arkansas. I’ve been gardening for about five years since we moved to Arkansas from North Texas. These photos were all taken during the month of July. I typically take a slew of photos every month so I can keep track of what is blooming during each time of the year and make notes on where to fill gaps for the following year. I also try to keep to a color palette of violets, oranges, and white.
This bed outside my breakfast nook was overcrowded with iris earlier this spring, and though I did keep some of the iris, I added some perennial purple phlox and allium along with annual white lantana (which is gorgeous) and some ‘Alabama Sunrise’ heucherella (Heucheralla ‘Alabama Sunrise, Zones 4–9), framed by purple loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense, Zones 7–10) and oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia, Zones 5–9). May Night salvia (Salvia ‘Mainacht’, Zones 4–8) in the foreground.
Close-up of the white lantana (Lantana camara, Zones 8–10 or as an annual)
Close-up of the ‘Lady Lucille’ daylilies (Zones 3–9)
Orange trumpet vine (Campsis radicans, Zones 5–9) is also an eye-catching summer bloomer, though I do have to be vigilant about pruning, since it spreads via underground runners and tends to pop up in unwanted places (i.e., not along the fence).
Close-up of the lovely black-eyed Susan.
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