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It must be the height of summer: coreopsis and lilies are in their full glory. Coreopsis can add a wonderfully bright touch to a yard when planted en masse. The coreopsis in this picture is a golden yellow, but there is also a paler yellow that I have written about here: http://landscaping.about.com/od/plantsforsunnydryareas/p/coreopsis_plant.htm

Moonbeam Coreopsis: Reliable Summertime Color

Forget "Governor Moonbeam," Moonbeam Coreopsis is prettier. Here's how to grow it: http://landscaping.about.com/od/plantsforsunnydryareas/p/coreopsis_plant.htm

Moonbeam Coreopsis: Reliable Summertime Color

'Goldfinch' is a new daisy cultivar. A much older type is 'Becky' Shasta daisy (Leucanthemum x superbum), named for Mount Shasta in California. Peruse this article to learn about 'Becky': http://landscaping.about.com/od/plantsforsunnydryareas/p/shasta_daisies.htm

Shasta Daisy Practically Synonymous With Cheer

Becky Shasta daisy flowers are good plants for dry, sunny areas; they're relatively drought-tolerant. Learn how to grow this long-blooming perennial.

Bricks can make for an attractive edging material (sometimes used in conjunction with black plastic edging, as in this picture) for flower beds (the flower in the bed shown here is a gazania daisy). In my own project, which I discuss here, I used pavers and included a "mower strip" to make my life easier when I have to mow the lawn: http://landscaping.about.com/od/toppicks/ss/garden_edging.htm

Pave the Way to Easier Mowing With a Mowing Strip

Learn how to install lawn edging pavers to make mowing strips. Edging keeps grass out of beds, while the strip makes mowing easier.

Chicory is commonly seen growing along roadsides in New England. It is valued as one of the blue wildflowers. See other types of wildflowers (from a wildflower farm in Vermont, USA) in this photo gallery: http://landscaping.about.com/od/colorfulflowers/ss/pictures-of-different-types-of-wildflowers.htm

Types of Wildflowers Photo Guide

Use our photo guide to identify the different types of wildflowers, some of which are native to New England.

Anthemis 'Susanna Mitchell' is a herbaceous perennial forming mounds of  silvery filigree foliage, it flowers for a longer period of time in the summer than Daisies and has a nicer mounding habit.

Anthemis 'Susanna Mitchell' is a herbaceous perennial forming mounds of silvery filigree foliage, it flowers for a longer period of time in the summer than Daisies and has a nicer mounding habit.

Gazania 'Kiss Frosty Yellow' is a vibrantly colored daisy. This annual works great in containers. See more choices for yellow flowers here: http://landscaping.about.com/od/colorfulflowers/ig/yellow-flowers/

Gazania 'Kiss Frosty Yellow' is a vibrantly colored daisy. This annual works great in containers. See more choices for yellow flowers here: http://landscaping.about.com/od/colorfulflowers/ig/yellow-flowers/

Anemone sylvestris is one of the white flowers I grow (a recent introduction for me); here are some more choices in white: https://www.thespruce.com/pictures-of-white-flowers-4061782

Pictures of White Flowers

Anemone sylvestris is one of the white flowers I grow (a recent introduction for me); here are some more choices in white: https://www.thespruce.com/pictures-of-white-flowers-4061782

'Teasing Georgia' climbing rose - I think this is what we had in our backyard, but we had to sell our home. It was definitely a David Austin climbing yellow cabbage rose.

'Teasing Georgia' climbing rose - I think this is what we had in our backyard, but we had to sell our home. It was definitely a David Austin climbing yellow cabbage rose.

This Purple ice plant - lamprantus- is a great ground cover.  Just one of many flowers in my garden here is NC.  See more at http://thegardeningcook.com/gardening-in-may/

My Garden in May - Lots of Flowers in Bloom Now

This Purple ice plant - lamprantus- is a great ground cover. Just one of many flowers in my garden here is NC. See more at http://thegardeningcook.com/gardening-in-may/

Star of Bethlehem a Widely Despised Spring Bulb Plant: http://landscaping.about.com/b/2013/02/12/ornithogalum-montanum.htm

The Magic of Spring Flowering Bulbs

Star of Bethlehem a Widely Despised Spring Bulb Plant: Star-of-Bethlehem is a reliable spring bulb plant in some regions, an invasive weed in others.

Yellow Oriental lily ready to bloom.  Just one of many flowers in my garden here is NC.  See more at http://thegardeningcook.com/gardening-in-may/

My Garden in May - Lots of Flowers in Bloom Now

My Garden in May - Lots of Flowers in Bloom Now - The Gardening Cook

Flor de CERRAJA BORDE: Reichardia tingitana

Flor de CERRAJA BORDE: Reichardia tingitana
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