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Summer and Fall in Angie’s Garden

Packing a punch in a small space

coneflowers in various shades of pink

Today we’re taking a look back at Angie’s garden in Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

container with lots of bright, colorful flowersAngie’s yard is small, so she uses a lot of pots to add extra color and diversity to the garden, and they allow her to change things up seasonally. Here, in high summer, heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens, Zones 10–11 or as an annual), marigolds (Tagetes, annual), and wax begonias (Begonia semperflorens, Zones 8–10 or as an annual) fill a container with color.

coneflowers in various shades of pinkIn the garden beds, coneflowers (Echinacea hybrid, Zones 5–9) show off with tons of warm, salmon-colored blooms.

several different colored mums in containersFor fall, mums (Chrysanthemum, hardiness varies by cultivar) in containers give a classic autumnal display.

fall display of flowers and pumpkinsMore mums really put the fall display over the top, joined by a few pots of summer annuals that are still going strong.

garden bed in front of a small wooden fenceTall, orange coleus (Coleus hybrid, Zones 9–11 or as an annual) make a backdrop in this bed, with shorter blooms, including dwarf dahlias (Dahlia variabilis, Zones 8–10 or as tender bulbs) and clouds of white sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritima, annual) in the front.


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    treasuresmom 03/30/2022

    Love all that color.

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    simplesue 03/30/2022

    You made the most darling Autumn/Halloween display ever!
    So cheerful and seasonal looking with the scare crows and pumpkins in amongst the mums and other flowers!
    I also really like your garden area with the Virgin Mary and all the Tall, orange coleus and big Sun Flowers!
    I hope this year I have better luck with my coneflowers and hope they are as healthy and beautiful as yours!

  3. PG20 03/30/2022

    Blessed Mother garden has a nice layered look. And the echinacea colors are so pretty.

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    JanetInCwood 03/30/2022

    Just lovely. Thx for showing us.

  5. btucker9675 03/30/2022

    Your garden is a wonderful kaleidoscope of color!!

  6. cheryl_c 03/30/2022

    I join the others who were awake before me in applauding your bold use of color and form. I just love the hot colors you have combined and can almost feel the summer by looking at those warm shades. What I would add is how delighted I am with the rail fence peeking out in some of the pictures and in its full vintage beauty in the last shot. Understated perfection!

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