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Garden of sunshine in late summer

All sorts of yellow perennials brighten the garden this time of year. Black-eyed Susans (or brown-eyed Susans as they are also called) proliferate. Though some gardeners consider these a nuisance because they spread so quickly, they look like bundles of sunshine rays enmasse and can be pleasing to the eye. Other yellow flowers in bloom in August and September include prairie dock, compass plant and  cup plant, all members of the Sylphium family. These beauties grow taller than man with their blooms hanging at the top. The native prairie plants are designed to thrive in drought. Goldenrods are just peaking out now and coreopsis may still be in bloom here and there. Summer's feast of yellow is outdoors now to enjoy.

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