Monday, August 9, 2010

What's Blooming in August, 2010

I love flowers and wanted to share some pictures of what's growing in the garden and on our courtyard. Hope you enjoy them!

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The above plants reseeded themselves from last year. What a delight to have them come up!

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This is a Big Leaf Coreopsis I got from another Master Gardener.

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These are zinnias.

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Yellow cone flower.

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More small zinnias!

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A large zinnia!

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A slow-growing tomato! It's going to be a fried green tomato if it isn't careful!

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Cleome (I love these plants and you can save the seeds and plant them next year.)

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This is a new plant to me. It is a butterfly host plant. I have lots of butterflies and am trying to get more to come to the yard.

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My wonderful Rosemary!

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Another volunteer sunflower! (*Hint-I feed the birds the small black oil sunflower seeds. They get scattered about and probably blown by the wind. The bonus is flowers like this!)

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I believe this is an angel-wing begonia. A friend gave it to me several years ago.

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A houseplant I got from an elderly neighbor that died. She loved flowers as much as I do! She was a pleasure to sit and visit with. I miss that dear friend but think of her every time I water "her" flowers.


AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST--I'd like to introduce you to Ottis and Pearl.
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We were given the pond by the sons of the late neighbors. I've got a good bit of work to do to get it looking like I want it to but at least they have a new home now and will be very well taken care of! I promise! So, in closing, Pearl wanted me to show y'all a better picture of her and Ottis. She felt they looked kind of "washed out" in the previous one.

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I pinky promise I will get her house spotless, just like she would have kept it! Love you both Ottis and Pearl! Mean it!

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