Six on Saturday: Mellow yellow and tangerine dreams

Each season brings new colours in the garden and for me yellow and orange scream high summer.

Which is why I have chosen a restricted colour palette for this week’s six:

1. Dahlia ‘Lemon Days’

This was a new garden centre purchase on a whim, a lemon dahlia with an orange centre that works well in pots.

2. Sunflower

I didn’t sow any sunflower seeds this year but I still have a bumper crop self sown from last year’s lot. This is the first to flower.

3. Bronze fennel

The bronze refers to the new growth of the fennel stalks, but at this time of year the most noticeable thing about this statuesque plant is its clusters of tiny yellow flowers. Again a prolific self-sower in our front garden.

4. Helenium ‘Sahin’s Early Flowerer’

I know I have featured this plant several times but it really is the garden gift that keeps on giving. Shown here with the peachy Lady of Shallot rose peeping through.

5. Day lilies

My mum gave me a clump of Hemerocallis which I only planted a few weeks ago and they have already rewarded me with copious flowers.

6. 🍊 and 🍋

A bit of a cheat as I wanted to pack in a few more citrus shades. Here we have Crocosmia, Lady of Shallot rose, ‘Totally Tangerine’ geum, unnamed dahlia and Calendula.

I am joining in with The Propagator who invites us to share six things from our garden each week. All hail our mighty meme chieftain!

Ps, I was trying not to mention the weather but these pics were actually taken yesterday. Today it’s unrelenting drizzle out there ☔️

9 Comments Add yours

  1. fredgardener says:

    I smiled and liked your item #6 orange lemon color … The boss will not say the opposite: it’s validated by readers!

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  2. Jim Stephens says:

    Once all the strong yellows, oranges and reds start dominating around mid summer the wish washy pinks and purples don’t stand a chance. I employed a similar ploy of lumping several plants in a group as one item, there’s too much happening to get in without a bit of creativity.

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  3. The combo of rose and helenium is inspired! No wonder you picked it for your main picture. Lovely six 🙂

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    1. I have many yellow roses, although I would like more red ones really. I don’t actively look for oranges but they do provide a good splash of colour. Nice Six.

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    2. cavershamjj says:

      My little patch of early flowerers is also doing well. As for your breach of rule 18, paragraph 2 sub section 8b, the adjudication panel has been convened, I expect them to report back swiftly. Fortunately for you, they will consider, in mitigation, the lovely pictures. You may get away with a mild rebuke!

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  4. Lora Hughes says:

    I also love that rose & helenium combo. So rich looking, mixed in w/their very different foliages. Lovely photo. That lemon dahlia is a beaut. I’m getting very fond of that shade these days. Great 6 & more. Glad you snuck them all in. Well worth the look.

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  5. Beautiful and glad you snuck those extras in, especially the rose!

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  6. Lovely lemon dahlia. My fennel is a beast now. 3 years of being left. I really should harvest some to use but the hoverflies are loving it and the goldfinches loved the seed last year.

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  7. tonytomeo says:

    Sunflowers look so Midwestern to me. I would expect them to be common in Kansas (where they happen to be the state flower). I think they were somewhat popular here when I was a kid because of the influence of Okie culture two decades or so earlier.
    Where I lived in town, yellow and orange were the main colors in the front garden all year! They are not at all my favorite, as I would have preferred white, but yellow and orange happened to look so good on that home. After a while, the neighbors expected it. There were a few sunflowers lining the driveway, and many nasturtiums across the front. There were also yellow and orange gladiolus early in summer. It was rad.

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