Saturday, June 27, 2009

Lacey Sun Combo


Lacey Sun in June
It is no wonder the Rudbeckia hirta 'Prairie Sun' perennial has won a few awards in this decade. Paired up with the Sambucus nigra (black lace) and you are sure to have a winning look in the garden. This morning I am sharing with you a little corner of my Master bedroom garden located along the back wood line of our yard. I am in love with the Proven Winner Elderberry bush having to stop myself from purchasing 'too many' of the same shrub. Is it possible to have too much of a good thing?!!! I had to share the new growth featured in the collage above. This shrub is similar to the Japanese Maple only I just read that according to the Humane Society of American Sambucus leaves, bark, roots, and buds can be toxic to pets. This is means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction. hmmm.....

Does the image above say SUMMER or what?!
I want to make note that this seed spreads easily so you will be guaranteed years of blooms. This beauty has been in this location for 3 years now.


Lacey Sun dressing up the corner of the landscaping in the photo to the left.






















Not sure where all my little kitty friends are after their breakfast was served this morning but this pretty little butterfly stopped by to say 'Good Morning' as I snapped my Lacey Sun photos to share with you this weekend.

What are some of your favorite combinations in your garden this summer? I would love to hear from you.

18 comments:

Mildred said...

Thank you for sharing such pretty blooms and of course, the butterfly. It's been too hot for my cats to want to venture outside until evening. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Susan in SC said...

This is very pretty; I don't think I have every seen these before. Are they similar to Black-eyed Susan's?

Bren said...

Susan - I do believe they are in the same family has the Black Eyed Susan. The Rudibeckia seems to bloom way longer then the Black Eyed Susans. You should try some in your garden!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Bren,What a pretty Rudibeckia. I love the shape of the petals. Thanks for the shout out! Have a great weekend.
Lona

Jean said...

Yum, love that Lacey Sun and the rudbeckias! I grow 'Goldsturm' rudbeckias which do seem to bloom for a very long time. The ones in my raised beds are just about to burst into bloom.

Odette said...

yes bren, the yellow bloom does shouts "summer!" and all bright things that go with it. it must be wonderful waking up and peering through your window and know that summer is in the air!!!
ENJOY!
xoxoxoxoxo

joey said...

Indeed your lovely 'Prairie Sun' photo speaks of summer, Bren. Summer hugs from the lake :) Back home tomorrow to tweak home/garden before returning for a much needed 10 day (instead of 1 day) stay.

Stephanie said...

This plant has been gracing your garden for three years now? Wonderful! The flower is so cheery looking. I always think that plants will die in winter in temperate weather places. Gardeners have to keep planting new plants each year. Now that I follow so many beautiful gardens through their blogs. I know not that plants can really thrive, go dormant and re-grow according to climate.

Laura Livengood Schaub said...

That's it, must have black lace! I've avoided sambucus ever since having to deal with weedy wild ones in a previous garden, but BL is to die for. (just mentioned in my blog about Alice Joyce last week) Rudbeckia pairing is brilliant. Thanks for the twitter follow too!

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Beautiful rudbeckia, I will look for that one. I've been noticing the elderberry this year and I just love their foliage!

Jill of All Trades said...

Well, when I gardened, a lifetime ago I loved to plant hostas, asparagus ferns and New Guinea Impatiens all together. I loved the way they worked together. Just made my eyes happy.

Kim and Victoria said...

Beautiful!

Darla said...

Beautiful photos!! Says Summer for sure.

Arija said...

Your garden is certainly looking bright and lovely. One can never have enough Elderberry bushes especially in corners and at gates to keep out the naughty witches. Seriously, the Elberberry has great medicianal properties. The flowers lightly crushed and steeped in boiling water make a great remedy when cooled to sponge on reshes. It even does away with the nasty large swellings of allergic reactions to medication.

Nancy M. said...

Such beautiful pictures! I love your flowers!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Your Prairie Sun Rudbeckia is beautiful..I love all the Rudbeckias..keep your eye out for two new varieties 'Cherry Brandy' sounds yummy.. and 'Denver Daisy' they both deserve watching:)

Sue said...

Hi Bren! I have gotten behind again, and am enjoying getting caught up here. I have 2 or 3 Prairie Suns in a pot with some red salvias that I enjoy together. There are 2 blooms open so far, and I love them! I'll have to think about other combinations. I like my amsonia, baptisia, false sunflower, and globe thistle combination. They all get tall, and when most finish blooming, they still look good together.

I'll have to see if I can find a spot in the dirt to throw some deadheads from my rudbeckia. I'm not familiar with that other plant of yours but it does look great with the rudbeckia.

smart readers said...

Lovely! You have a good eye for snaps. I like the one with a butterfly most.