Garden Party at Bill’s – FineGardening



Today’s photos are from Bill Ziebarth.

I live in Duluth, Minnesota, and have been gardening in this location for 26 years. This is the third time I have submitted photos from my gardens. (See the previous posts: A Garden Full of Art and Flowers and Revisiting Bill’s Garden.)

This time I am submitting photos taken by Sarah Jane Hale, a guest at my Sixth Annual Garden Party.

close up of yellow Gloriosa daisies with poppy seed headsGloriosa daisies (Rudbeckia hirta, Zones 3–7 but often grown as an annual) and poppy (Papaver somniferum, annual) seed heads

garden visitors taking a photo in a mirrorSarah and her friend Angie are reflected in a mirror in a vintage window that I built into a garden structure.

view of garden from inside greenhouseView from inside my greenhouse looking out

large panicle hydrangeas in the gardenHydrangeas (Hydrangea paniculata, Zones 3–8), with a picture frame I built

view of hydrangeas from other side with pink flowers in the foregroundThe view from the other side, with the hydrangeas now beautifully framed

pink coneflowers with yellow rudbeckiaConeflowers (Echinacea purpurea, Zones 4–8) and rudbeckia

bright red rose in front of pink bee balmRamblin’ Red rose (Rosa ‘RADramblin’, Zones 4–7) and bee balm (Monarda didyma, Zones 4–9)

zen bell in the gardenMy Zen bell was built by a metal artist from recycled metal.

large conifers in the garden with flowers growing beneathA snake branch spruce (Picea abies ‘Virgata’, Zones 2–7) is just behind my Zen bell.

close up of a flower garden bed with lots of yellowDaylilies (Hemerocallis, Zones 3–9), rudbeckia, and miscellaneous flowers

musician singing and playing guitar in garden gazeboA guitarist/singer played beautiful music under the gazebo.


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