I haven't snapped this many shots in a long, long time but I've been reading a photography book and it inspired me to go outside and give the camera a lesson or two...not that it or I learned a dang thing but I did get some shots to post.
This shot is of the wagon that sits in front of my privacy fence and then the hanging basket below this shot is hanging from the top of the fence. I have 5 baskets with these million bells but only a couple of them are doing this good. They don't get quite enough sunlight to get them to bloom as well as they should. But, I love the fiesta color of them.
and then this is a shot of the wagon at the front step with the red petunias. I won't be planting red ones next year...they fade too much in the sun....will stick to the red geraniums and bacopia.
Speaking of bacopia....it has done absolutely awesome this year! I've got it planted in the front big planter box and then in my hanging baskets off the porch and in the bicycle. It has bloomed non-stop all summer, only requiring daily watering....it wilts real fast when it gets dry! I did have three of these baskets hanging off the porch but the wind took one of them down and I didn't put it back up....just tore the plants up too much to savage.
And then....just had to show you the difference in our flower seasons....just a week or two behind you but it fascinates me when you send a shot of a flower in bloom and I don't have any yet....always have to go outside to check it out...LOL So...here is a shot of my mums....
Ok...last shot, I promise! Hope I haven't bored you to death! LOL....took this while walking this afternoon....have always loved the thistle when it's in bloom....a sticky weed with a lovely colored bloom. God does plant a beautiful garden.
....I've never grown this type of begonia but had lost one early in the season and wanted one that could handle sun during the late afternoon and the nursery said this was the best landscape begonia in the breed. I about lost it right off the bat....was fertilizing with Miracle Grow and just sprayed it on the leaves...learned the hard way that you can't do that to a begonia...lol...turned the leaves brown but all I did was pick off the brown ones and a month later, it now looks like this. I plan on getting another one for this pot next year.
This is one of my beautiful fall dahlia's. I grew these last year but they haven't put on the show that they did then. They have grown ok...lost a couple but then that's not unusual for me, but they haven't put out the blooms like they did last year. I'm hoping its just a bit too early and they will come around when it cools down more. Last year I grew yellow with red tips and solid reds. This year I thought that was what I bought but I ended up with the solid reds but the yellow ones are more orange/yellow mix and not nearly as pretty of a bloom.
And then there was this hungry fellow....couldn't get him to pose for me...just kept his butt in my face.
And this is just a shot of the vase full of the sunflowers....they looked good this morning but are drooping this afternoon. They just don't like the water, I guess...
That's all for today....maybe a few more tomorrow.
...for me that is. I think of Fall when these beauties start gracing our roadways. Everything is turning bright yellow except for the brown grass...LOL...the only green I'm seeing much of if in my front yard and the sprinkles have been running for a week now. I have grass up about 1/2 an inch but its not very thick yet.
I picked these on the way home from Chillicothe yesterday morning but they don't really like being in a vase of water...guess they prefer the dry soil conditions.