Yellow~They Call it Mellow Yellow

Yellow Rudbeckia at Sensible Gardening and Living

If you have a few years on yourself you will no doubt remember the song by that title. I can’t remember who sang it but it was a huge hit. The garden seems to go through stages of colour from spring through to fall. Early in the season my garden is full of softer tones of pinks and blues and somehow it turns face and changes to bursting with yellow flowers. This has not been by some grand design of the gardener, it just seems to happen by itself. Could it simply be that many late blooming flowers lend themselves to fall tones such as yellow. Perhaps it’s mother nature’s way of decorating since these yellow toned blooms will match beautifully with the ripening foliage that follows after the summer season.

Great Yellow Flowers

RUDBECKIA / You really have to love those bright brown eyes looking up at you. So easy to grow and long lasting right into the fall.

yellow rudbeckia with Sensible Gardening

GAILLARDIA/ Usually see a lot of bees in this plant. If it likes where it lives it will self seed.

yellow gaillardia with Sensible Gardening

HELIANTHUS / Will bloom profusely right up until frost. Try single or double bloom varieties.

yellow helianthus with Sensible Gardening

CLEMATIS T. / I’m not sure which I like best, the flowers or the decorative seed heads. A tough, little care vine.

yellow clematis with Sensible Gardening

YARROW / Not my favourite plant but it sure does the job in very dry spots where almost nothing else will grow.

yellow yarrow with Sensible Gardeniing

SEDUM / best for hot and dry gardens.

yellow sedum with Sensible Gardening

ROSE / I lost the name to this rose several year ago but it always re-blooms in late summer.

yellow rose with Sensible Gardening

CALIFORNIA POPPY / Once they start they never stop and will self seed themselves for next years garden.

yellow california poppy with Sensible Gardening

COREOPSIS / Started blooming many weeks ago and just keeps at it. Add a real punch of colour to the garden.

yellow coreopsis grandiflora with Sensible Gardening




Tagged california poppy, clematis, coreopsis, gaillardia, helianthus, mellow yellow, rudbeckia, sedum, yarrow, yellow flowers, yellow rose

About Lynne Cherot

It's been a life time of gardening and many years of working in the nursery trade, but now I enjoy exploring and creating in my own gardens and farm fields . I'm passionate about gardening and work alongside my husband who takes care of our apiary. Bees & flowers make a great team! Hopefully by sharing my garden knowledge, your gardening will be easier and more enjoyable.
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