Wednesday, September 14, 2011

For the love of yellow

In the spring, I started taking photo’s of the garden flowers and stored these photo’s according to color.  So this post is “For the love of yellow”.  I am so amazed at the amount of garden plants that have yellow in them. I have been trying to add this happy color to my garden in hopes of accenting all the pinks and purples blooms I have planted. So please don’t think I have all these blooms going on right now here at Fishtail Cottage.

Take a peek at all the glorious ideas – you too can plant in your gardens! 


Moonbeam Coreopsis and Creeping Charlie is sure gorgeous when in bloom, but have found it too invasive to keep in my garden…I am pulling this up as I weed.










Columbine is a favorite in the garden – so much whimsy blooms and they last forever…accenting so many blooms around them!


Hosta & Ferns also give a gorgeous yellow effect in the landscape (without even trying!


Many shrubs and plants in the garden give the yellow effect as well before they open into the colorful shades!


& who could forget this wonderful weed that blooms in yellow! ha


Both of these euphorbia plants have fabulous yellow accents to them!


Below is the Globeflower & for the life of me I cannot remember what this bloom is? Can anyone out there remind me?


Please don’t forget to check out what lupine does to the garden! Everything around the yellow blooms is just that much prettier because of them!

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Bulbs planted to bloom through-out the season – allows you to pick and choose where your pop of yellow can go!


Coneflowers and similar blooms to a coneflower are always a great way to surround your home with yellow blooms!

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This beautiful shrub is one of my favorites in the landscape her at Fishtail Cottage!  Again, I cannot remember the name of it!


Roses come in all shades of color and many of mine pink – however, as they open their blooms – there are several shades of yellow that show before they turn pink!

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038My entrance to my front door is lined with heuchera, commonly known as coral bells. Doesn’t that yellow color in a few of them just make this garden all the more cheerful?

I hope to see you link up later this afternoon to Cottage Flora Thursday’s!  To see what I am linking to this week – please check my “Cottage Links” label…xoxo, tracie

PS - Fishtail Cottage is now on Facebook


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Absolutely Beautiful!! Martina

Rachel Pallas said...

As always I LOVE your photos Tracie~ Thanks for sharing!! xo Rachel

NanaDiana said...

Tracie-What a beatufiul sunshiny post! xo Diana

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Beautiful yellow blooms. I love yellow too..I so agree with you yellow really does brighten up a garden. I really enjoyed your post!
Have a sweet day, Eizabeth

Willow said...

After seeing these pics I will have to add some of them to my garden next year. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley said...

Dear Tracie,
When I first started to garden I told my hubby Butch that I didn't want any yellow flowers..I wanted all pink and purple..thank goodness he stood his ground and said we would have all colors..haha! This is the one thing he won that I am now happy about..Yellow is beautiful..

Joani said...

Lovely. In our area it is time to plant the bulbs and sweet peas.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Just lovely. I'm going to try and incorporate a little sunshine into my garden as well. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous Eden with us.

jeanetteann said...

A lovely start to my day, as it is a gorgeous spring sunny morning here in South Australia and it is also R U OK day, Sunny yellow makes everyday ok. xx

My Little Home and Garden said...

Tracie, those photos are so fantastic. I love yellow, even my walls are yellow! Great, great, great!

Back Alley Garden said...

Lovely! Beautiful photos, thanks.

Donna said...

Wow, wow, wow! Your blooms are just gorgeous, and it's so hard to pick a favorite! But, I especially love the lupines, roses, and euphorbia. Just stunning! Thanks for helping me identify creeping Charlie. We have "him" growing alongside our driveway. While I think it's pretty, I know just what you mean about how invasive it is!

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Great photos. I like the idea. I had no idea that lupins came in yellow. The roses are beautiful.

Linda said...

All your yellows are so pretty! We still have some black eyed susans...never seen a yellow coneflower...ours are orange, white and purple...and yellow lupines...pretty...ours are purple as well!

Nicole said...

I am so envious of your yard! It's gorgeous. It's been so dry here I don't even have grass or weeds anymore. :/

Angela said...

When I saw the picture of the Euphorbia on the right with the striped leaves, I did a double-take. I posted about the strange, but beautiful weeds that grow along the roadside here in North Texas...they must be in the same family as your plant. They do have the milky fluid in them when they are cut as Euphorbias do. If you have the time, take a look... imlikealittlebird.blogspot.com/2011/08/beautiful-roadside-flowers.html

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Gprgeous gardens, so cheerful!

Sizzle and Zoom said...

Beautfiul yellow flower photos!

April said...

The horticulturist in me wants to say that the shrub you can't remember the name to is a Daphne?? But, I could totally be mistaken. The yellow flowers are throwing me off, most Daphne's have pink ones! Just thought I'd throw that out there. Beautiful pictures, and what a great idea with the yellow theme. Love it! :)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Tracie, I love the yellow blooms in your cottage garden. Your garden is so pretty! How much time do you spend each week caring for it? Your hard work shows, my friend.

I needed a cheerful post this morning because we are socked-in fog and drizzle this morning. You have brought me sunshine!

Ricki Jill

HolleyGarden said...

Your yellows are gorgeous! I do so love yellow in the garden - I think it just gives a pop of color and is such a great companion to so many other plants. Love this post!

Audrey said...

What beauty! I love your blog. thank you for your kind words on my blog...now following you!
Blessings, Audrey

Anonymous said...

Very pretty collection of yellows...I didn't see Cosmos, I don't think..Darla (new blog) no more familyandflowers

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Beautiful blooms, Tracie! How industrious you are to have archived them by color. ;)

Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

vicki said...

Oh my gosh - these photos are fabulous! I LOVE the yellow - are they all from your gardens - wow!! You are the queen of beautiful flowers!