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Friday, July 25, 2008

Summer Blooms

The weather has calmed down, bringing rain showers off and on and the strong winds seemed to have blown away to somewhere else.
The plants and Zinnia garden I have planted around the greenhouse are in full bloom and make the whole area cheery.
I experimented planting pink Rose Moss on top of a Caladium bulb and the results...... a beautiful pink and green Caladium in the center of the pink Rose Moss. If you click on the picture, you can see the Caladium peeking through in the middle. This really made me smile!
I love Zinnias. They are so easy to grow and when they get started, they are hearty and cheery!
I experimented with various sunflower seed this year. This is an autumn mix and I just love the color! The whole flower is the size of a small dessert plate!
I made a small sunflower garden in a section of my vegetable garden. There are bright yellows, light yellows, deep dark maroons and fall colors. I couldn't be more pleased! They are such hearty easy plants to plant. Ok, now, show me your pretty flowers! I can't wait to come visit your gardens!


Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Sunflowers have got to be the happiest flowers on earth! Your gardens are lovely.


papel1 said...

Such pretty flowers in your garden.

Beverly said...

Love your sunflowers....I knew there was something I forgot this year!! Some day I hope to have a whole plot of sunflowers! They are so beautiful as they turn their faces towards the sun! And what a tasty treat for the birds!!

Katy said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment and encouragement! It means so much!!!!
And your flowers look beautiful!!!! :) Have a wonderful Sunday! :)

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Thank you for the wonderful tour of your garden. I just love what you did with the pink rose moss and the caladium. Great idea!
I'll be trying a sunflower garden next year. I already have all the seeds!
Patricia :o)

Conni said...

Zinnias are my favorites - just looking at them makes me happy!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Sweet Kathleen!

I have hoped all over to your wonderful blogs! Love the fried green tomato recipe! I Must try it! You have so many awesome creatures on your land!!! It must be so fun just to walk out your door! Glad that your little dove made it! You are such a sweet lady!

Wishing you a wonderful week!


Linda said...

Your garden is so pretty...I really like the Rose Moss and Caladium mixed together. Gardens just give so much pleasure...I enjoyed all your pretties.

I didn't do much summer planting but I'm sure looking forward to the fall.

Hope you are having a nice week. Hugs, Linda

Jane Smith said...

Love your pics. Hope to see it soon.