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More to see in Lori’s garden in Utah

Today’s photos are from Lori Capener in Utah, who we’ve visited 3 times before (refresh your memory HERE, HERE, and HERE). Today she’s back with some new views!

She says, “August is coneflower, penstemon, and guara season in my garden. I have lots of varieties, but my favorite coneflower is a cream-colored one called ‘Milkshake’.

These photos show our backyard stone stairway which leads down to a lower terrace. The pathway is fairly new and the plants have been in for only a couple of years. It really shines in the late summer.”

Gorgeous, Lori. Thanks for the update, and keep coming back with more!

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  1. perenniallycrazy 08/29/2014

    Welcome back Lori. Such an airy and breezy garden packed with texture and movement - such great plant choices. I am still and forever will be in love with your rocks.

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    meander_michaele 08/29/2014

    Hi, Lori, I have to admit that whenever a garden is shared from a state that is not in my neck of the woods (TN), I get curious about the state's nickname. I see that UTAH is called the Bee Hive state and you have certainly been a busy bee with the addition of this beautiful stone pathway. It has almost a stained glass window look. And, oh my, what a view as one walks along towards the terrace. I can see why you are fond of 'Milkshake" has such a fun name and that fuzzy top does look like creamy froth. I love what looks like a rusted metal rooster sculpture who is keeping an eye on the garden for you.

  3. greengenes 08/29/2014

    Such a different kind of gardens from what we have here in western Washington, Lorie. Its all so beautiful! I can feel the heat from the days sun radiating off your beautiful rocks and paths! Rattlesnakes would definitely keep me from doing too much gardening though. Your commanding view is wonderful! Thanks for showing us your part of the world!

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    Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 08/29/2014

    Love your garden and stonework. Great to see it again. I'll ask, (at the risk of getting in trouble): Could you upload some of those photos in a comment so we can see them in all of their glory? My penstemon are spring bloomers. What penstemon do you have that are blooming in August?

    1. MichelleGervais 08/29/2014

      You won't get in trouble with me, Tim! Sigh. I wish I had a magic wand, I really do.

      1. terieLR 08/29/2014

        Great idea Tim!

  5. GrannyMay 08/29/2014

    Beautiful Lori! Especially love the 1st of the 2 photos of the massive peach-coloured stone steps, softened by plants, with the matching house peeking out from behind the evergreens. Could you post a larger version of that (or all the photos) in a reply?

  6. sheila_schultz 08/29/2014

    Lori, your stonework is fabulous and I love the way the flowers soften the edges of the massive steps. It's so perfect when Agastache is planted near a pathway so everytime you pass by you can catch it's delightful scent. Wonderful.

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      Tim_Zone_Denial_Vojt 08/29/2014

      I just purchased three gorgeous, peach-colored Agastache this summer (can't remember the name off the top of my head) but I had no idea how amazing the scent of the foliage is! I hope they live through the winter here.

      1. sheila_schultz 08/29/2014

        Agastache's are one of my very favorite plants. If the 3 you bought have silvery, narrow leaves, they might be 'Sunset'. It does really well in Denver and will reseed. I love being surprised every season to see where it will pop up! There is also one called 'Double Bubble' and the leaves do smell like bubble gum ;) Have a fun weekend Tim.

  7. GrannyCC 08/29/2014

    iI love all the large stones with plants nestled in among them. Your pathway as meander says looks like stained glass. Still wish we could enlarge the pictures to see more detail!

  8. terieLR 08/29/2014

    So nice to see what is in bloom across the states. Love your view Lori and thanks for keeping us up to date. Just beautiful.

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