Thursday, August 5, 2021

Can You Have Too Many Flowers?

A coolish spell we've been having in the Southern Tier of New York State is ending - after today it is back to the heat.

I think my flowers have been grateful for the cool spell.  Here are some of them from the last three days.

Why did I take these pictures?  For yesterday, the work day had just ended, and I had been in a four hour webinar (ugh!) all afternoon.  The sunlight felt (and looked) so good.

Do I post too many flower posts?  I hope not. 

I'm starting with a nasturtium.  Somehow, we only ended up with two nasturtium plants this year.  One of them was a variety new to me, Orchid Flame, but it is actually an heirloom, dating from before 1897.  They are a trailing variety, but right now the only plant is still in the mounding stage. 

Tall phlox. The year we planted this I thought it would die from some kind of flight.  But it powered through and gets better every year.

Hibiscus.  This was a tribute plant.  My aunt, who passed away in August of 2003, loved hibiscus.  I always think of her when this plant starts to bloom.  The last two years, we've had an unknown insect dining on the leaves and, despite organic sprays, the leaves aren't looking too good.

Dahlia. We bought this at Aldi, a discount grocery, a couple of years back.  It's done great.

Finally, almost the last of our large yellow day lilies. They have such a wonderful scent.  

I have more, but I'll save those pictures for another day.

To answer my own question - no, you can't have too many flowers.

In a couple of months, I will miss my flowers so much.


  1. Never. I have some newish dahlias, too, so pretty.
    Carol C

  2. That is a gorgeous nasturtium! Mine didn't do well this year.

  3. Please don't ever stop posting pictures of your gorgeous flowers! They always brighten my day. And sometimes, particularly in the early spring, they are my only hope for warmth and colour!
    (My Virginia Creepers attract a nasty, leaf eating bug. Resistant to every kind of natural bug-getter I could make or buy. I started putting the hose on 'jet' when I'm watering and give them a hosing down. After a couple days, those little nasties are gone. I have to repeat every three weeks or so to make sure they stay gone, but I haven't had a problem now for years!)

  4. I love seeing pictures of flowers since we don't have any growing in our yard. Always so pretty to see.


  5. Too many flowers? Nah. Enjoy them while they're here.

  6. Beautiful macro floral shots ~ Xo

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative harbor)

  7. Nice photos. No, you can't have too may flowers

  8. I haven't experience that.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

  9. No such thing as too many flowers. They're like chocolate.

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    Thank you very much!


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