Hello Yellow, Goodbye Summer!

October 4, 2009



Who doesn’t like yellow, the sunny happy color?  I waited all summer for my cannas to bloom & they finally did the last week of September with fall hot on it’s heels.

Canna Lily

Canna Lily

This has been such a strange year for all my blooms, leaving a normally lush bountiful garden with just a few spots of color nearing the end of the season.



I don’t have that many cannas this year, as I’m not so good at overwintering them, so I buy them annually at Horn Canna Farm.


Kniphofia 'Vanilla Ice'

I love the yellow kniphofias and have been searching for a raspberry pink ever since reading about it.  Do you know where I can acquire one?

Bird Food

Bird Food

We had butterflies swarming our yellow butterfly bush this season.

Yellow Butterfly Bush

Yellow Butterfly Bush

Decided to include a yellow Goldfinch, one of my favorite birds!

Mamma feeding Baby

Mamma feeding Baby

Not to mention my yellow birdbath the goldfinches love:

©Steider Studios

©Steider Studios

And a sunny yellow coreopsis:



And more of my yellow work hanging around:

©Steider Studios, Garden Fairy

©Steider Studios, Garden Fairy

She’s a little pouty because she’s a summer girl and is NOT looking forward to being covered in snow.  Wouldn’t you like to have a little glass fairy hanging around in your garden?!!

Thanks for stopping in.  Until next time…


20 Responses to “Hello Yellow, Goodbye Summer!”

  1. jeroldssis Says:

    Ooh! LOVE the birdbath and LOVE the little garden fairy! Seriously, I SO want to come see you next spring and photograph the WHOLE place! I’m so tired of this concrete world known as L.A. Sigh….

  2. Nell Jean Says:

    Love the yellow kniphofia, didn’t know there is a pink, but all kniphofias would make me happy. The birdbath is too pretty for bathing, I hope they appreciate it.

    The butterfly bush looks as if it is loaded with nectar. Late Sulphurs here are searching out yellow flowers, the same as Gulf frits search out orange. Maybe they prefer to blend in while they feed.

  3. Kiki Says:

    Wow, I am all awestruck with yellow now! Great colorful post! Love the birds too, just gorgeous! your photos are spectacular!

  4. LD Says:

    You have a lovely garden!!

    I found this online… maybe it will help.


    500 N. Sequim Ave. Sequim, WA 98382

    Small mail order nursery with a very intersting range of perennials and other plants.

    Includes; Kniphofia ‘Bee’s Sunset’, Kniphofia ‘Bressingham Comet’, Kniphofia ‘Bressingham Sunbeam’, Kniphofia ‘Candlelight’, Kniphofia caulescens, Kniphofia ‘Christmas Cheer’, Kniphofia ‘Corallina’, Kniphofia ‘Green Jade’, Kniphofia ‘Ice Queen’, Kniphofia ‘Shenandoah’, Kniphofia thomsonii subsp. thomsonii and many others


  5. Thank you Chris, Nell Jean, Kiki & LD for your comments! They are appreciated so very much. I think I have seen Sequim Rare Plants & just went over to check. They have quite a few reds and yellows, several of which I think I must purchase, but alas no pinks listed.

  6. wiseacre Says:

    Bird Food 🙂 Now I know what to call those big yellow flowers. Bird Food 🙂

    Great shot of the goldfinches

  7. Hahahahahah, thanks!

  8. Holly Says:

    Yes to the fairy! YES to the bird bath! Yes to coming and having a sit with you and just enjoying the view.

    I’m not a fan of canna for some reason, but I have to say, now that I’ve seen your yellow one, I may have to rethink my position on that.

    Also, I forgot to tell you how much I LOVE Bed Head dahlia…how cute and fun is that one?!

    I’ve loved getting to know you. You make me happy. And, I’m looking forward to more with you!

  9. Thanks Holly, you are so fun! In fact, YOU are the Queen of fun!!

  10. marydelle Says:

    Love your yellows. Great shot of the sunflower. You got the spiraling part of the very center. Goldfinches are also one of my favorites.

  11. Very thoughtful and attractive post. Yellows are my favorites in the garden and seeing the angel and birdbath makes me want those too.

  12. Gail Says:

    It’s always a shock to me, but a few folks don’t like yellow! I totally enjoy it. Your yellow flowers are delightful and so is your glass work. Love the Big Bird Food Sunflower. gail

  13. Oh thank you Anna & Gail, it’s a pleasure to see your comments & compliments here!

  14. Candace Says:

    Lovely study in yellow.

  15. Tatyana Says:

    Knophofia is very impressive!And the bird pictures… Wonderful images, thank you!

  16. That was lovely. I dearly love yellow in the garden. It can be hot or cool and is a great transition color. Welcome fall.~~Dee

  17. Your words are so welcome, thank you Candace, Tatyana & Dee!

  18. Barbara E Says:

    Beautiful post. I do love yellow. Thanks.

  19. LeSan Says:

    I love your yellows! It is my favorite color. That canna was well worth the wait it is just stunning. The coreopsis did not come back for me this year and I miss the bright cheery flowers. I’m glad you included the finches too!

  20. I’m glad you stopped by Barbara & LeSan! I do love yellow. But I confess there’s not a color I don’t like!!

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