They Call it Mellow Yellow

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. The garden seems to go through stages of colour from spring through to fall. Earlier in the season my garden was full of softer tones in pinks and blues and somehow it has turned face and is now 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 is coming our way soon.

RUDBECKIA / You really have to love those bright brown eyes straring up at you.

Rudbeckia / Sensible Gardening and Living

GAILLARDIA/ Usually see a lot of bees in this plant.

Gailarrdia / Sensible Gardening and Living

HELIANTHUS / Will bloom profusely right up until frost.

Helianthus – Sensible Gardening and Living

CLEMATIS T. / I’m not sure which I like best, the flowers or the decorative seed heads.

Clematis T. / Sensible Gardenng and Living

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

Yarrow / Sensible Gardening and Living


Sedum / Sensible Gardening and Living

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

Yellow Rose / Sensible Gardening and Living

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

California Poppy / Sensible Gardening and Living

COREOPSIS / Started blooming many weeks ago and just keeps at it.

Coreopsis / Sensible Gardening and Living


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