|Zinnias add a splash of color and charm to the garden|
A Kansas Country Garden
|This Rose of Sharon shrub continues to grow and mature in the shrub border.|
|Garlic chives produce an edible flower.|
|Welcome back, dear Heritage rose!|
However, there is a whole new flush of blooms arriving now. The rose bush, flowerless during the heat of summer, suddenly puts out a bloom or two. It's far less than the lush spring flush, but still so lovely to see.
|Every Kansas garden should have Sweet Autumn clematis. (I think!)|
Sweet Autumn Clematis, Clematis terniflora, arrives with a delightful scent and billows of soft white flowers. It always blooms sometime toward the end of August. Because this vine does have a proclivity to reseed and plants pop up here and there, I have placed it in several areas in the garden (and I always have plants to share - just ask me!).
|Sweet Autumn clematis trails up and over the arbor along with a few morning glories.|
|Strawberry Fields gomphrena return each year from seed sown by last year's plants.|
Many annuals are finally coming into their prime. It takes a while for seeds planted outside in the spring to sprout and mature.
|Purslane is my favorite annual. It is right at home with my succulent plants.|
|This rose gomphrena does well in dry conditions and often self-seeds.|
|Sometimes a sunflower just decides it going pop up in the garden. It's a genuine wildflower.|
|It's important to remove the seedheads from Garlic chives or you will have far more than desired.|
|Zinnias grow easily from seed.|