Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday Blooms - This and That

On this Wednesday in mid-July, I wanted to celebrate the beautiful flowers in bloom, here in upstate New York.l
Our local botanical gardens, Cutler Gardens, has a AAS Trial Garden, and these are a couple of zinnias growing in it.  Needless to say, I didn't take notes as to what variety they are.

Another flower from the trial garden.  Can you believe, I can't remember what this is either?  (is this the beginning of a theme?)
One of our sunflowers at our community garden plot.  Sure enough - I planted this and I can't remember it, either!  This is a pollenless variety as I get so tired of cleaning pollen off our dining room tablecloth.  This flower looks a little shy, doesn't it?  Maybe it knew it was about to be cut for my table.

Our sunflowers are going wild, in more ways than one.  We grew a (Giant Mammoth) sunflower years ago and it has reseeded for years.  This year it seems like they have taken over a lot of our garden plot.  And, they seem to be reverting to a more wild form with smaller, multiple flowers of the "regular" sunflower yellow petal type.  Yesterday my spouse harvested a head  that had five open blooms on it with a 6th that was past peak.
One of our Community Garden zinnias, just starting to open.
And last but not least, a honeysuckle (and some daisies) from my guest photographer friend's garden.

Here is hoping our area - and all the other areas suffering drought - get some rain soon.

3 comments:

  1. So beautiful! I love photographing flowers!!

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  2. I love your flowers! I tried to grow sunflowers here (Atlanta) and I've had no luck. However, I saw some growing about 5 miles away so I want to try again. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Love the sunflower. Mine haven't even started to form flowering heads yet.

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