The Perennial Garden: Year Two

Arial View of Perennial Garden

The second year of flowering was very exciting in the perennial garden. This picture, taken in August 1995, shows how much the garden developed with the benefit of a single winter. The black-eyed susans in the middle and front of the garden had time to spread, and the pink phlox seemed to do just fine. Most of the feathery greenery is cosmos, an excellent annual which reseeds itself from year to year, and blooms from August until the first hardy frost with medium sized daisy-like pink, white, and purple flowers. Further up in the picture, you can see the extensive growth of the pumpkin patch, and the plantings next to the arched steps.

If you drop down to ground level, you can take a look at the phlox up close.