Until about five or six years ago, when I got tired of pinks/purples and started gradually adding oranges and reds. (The big bare spot of soil is another area where I have had to remove everything to get rid of the sedum 'coral carpet'.)
I still have a few pink Asiatic lilies and some purple phlox. Around August all the orange color is gone and the garden begins to look softer with more pinks and purples. These lilies are 'Vivaldi'.
On the deck one of my favorite dahlias of all time is blooming. It's the pink 'Park Princess' and it's the first dahlia I bought. Some years it does not bloom at all and I thought it was gone, so I was happy to see it back this year.
Here's another dahlia bursting forth. As you can see the pink is out of place on my deck.
It does not go so well with the oranges and reds on the deck, but I like it, so I just let it clash for the short time they bloom together. I often pick the pink to use in the living room, which I may do this weekend if I am in the mood to create a bouquet.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.