Today we’re visiting the garden of Lilian Morourke.
My favorite plants in summer have to be daisies and phlox. They put on such a show for most of the summer and into the fall. Along with my other favorites, my garden shows well the whole season. I like my garden to welcome people in. I live in Ontario and have been gardening for 35 years. The nice thing about gardening is that it’s forever changing—always fresh and always entertaining.
Lilian says that she likes her garden to welcome people in, and this certainly looks welcoming to me! The white arbor makes a beautiful entry, and the crisp green grass invites you to walk around and enjoy all the flowers along the fence.
Presenting a contrast to the bright annuals under wind chimes, a wheelbarrow reminds us that a garden like this, while a joy, is also a lot of work.
White shasta daisies (Leucanthemum × superbum, Zones 5–8) appear through a see-through screen of an ornamental grass.
White shasta daisies and yellow brown-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia fulgida, Zones 3–9) surround a bird bath.
White phlox (Phlox paniculata, Zones 4–8) mingling with white variegated grass and white shasta daisies make a beautiful backdrop to a low-maintenance container planted with colorful succulents.
A half-open gate with flowers peeking through just begs you to enter and see what beauties are on the other side.
Big masses of a white garden phlox, perhaps the variety ‘David’. I can almost smell it through the computer screen!
Romantic pale pink roses.
Any birds that moved into this little birdhouse would have about the most beautiful neighborhood imaginable, completely surrounded by beautiful flowers.
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