Saturday, July 10, 2010
Simple Garden Vignettes
I just had to go out into the garden this morning and snap a some pictures, although not all the buds are fully open it was the first morning that wasn't sweltering here and to tell the truth there were a few moments when I wondered if we would get rain in time to save some of my plants! Praise the Lord that it rained yesterday and today again we are expecting thunderstorms.
Also I was impressed with the way some of the wild flowers at the periphery of the garden seem to compliment the plants I placed.
The Sunflowers are just starting to come into their own and there are so many varieties, each with it's own color variations and sizes. Later in the summer I get some that have blooms that are almost totally burgundy.
The two little yellow/orange guys are from plants that were here when I arrived and they seed themselves each year and spread to wherever they want to. I was told they may be flowers called a "strawflower" and to tell the truth those little flowers never wilt, bugs don't bother them, it's strange!
I took a few pictures of the Queen Anne Lace just because they are so beautiful and require zero help from me just like the lovely french blue Chicory. Next to each other they form a color combination that I just love.
And lastly my sweet little Dahlia, the first one to attempt to open this year and already the edges of her petals are looking raggedy.
Funny that the little plain yellow Sunflower (which for some reason only gets about 24" high) is the favorite of all the bees.
Nature is amazing! Have a wonderful gardening weekend!