Mid-summer means hot gardening days, lazy summer holiday days, and yellow summer flowering shrubs, like Hypericum and Senecio. Both shrubs lean over the fence of the Jelly Bean Border.
Senecio and Hypericum
There's not very much flower colour in the Jelly Bean Border, compared to other areas of the Moosey Garden. So when a shrub shows off with brightly coloured flowers it's well and truly noticed!
Cheery Christmas Shrubs
And, since mid-summer in New Zealand means Christmas, the yellow-flowering shrubs like Hypericum are even more heart-warming and cheery.
Summer Hypericum Flowers
Both Hypericum and Senecio are tough shrubs, easy to grow (for me), and never sulk when I prune them hard back. Nor are they affected by lack of rainfall or winter frosts.
Yellow Senecio Shrub
The New Zealand native Senecio I grow is a tree daisy, and is now included in the genus Brachyglottis.