Dahlias--Can you pick a favorite?
I 'believe' this is going to be Abelmoschus manihot (Hibiscus manihot) A large ornamental okra with dinner-plate-sized, sulfur yellow flowers with dark eyes. Flower lasts only a day-unflolding slowly in the morning and closing gradually in the evening-the abundance of flowers open on any one day conceals their short span of life. Plant needs plenty of fertility and water. Inedible seed pods with tiny hairs that catch morning dew.
I took the seed pod from my Dad's yard last summer. Another one of the many flowers my mom grew when she was alive. May get to post a photo of the bloom soon!
More busy critters
Just look at this beautiul stepping stone one of our daughters made for me in her Art Class at school. The colors of Autumn.
This is for Catherine at http://agardenerinprogress.blogspot.com . Torenia Wishbone growing in some soil dumped out of a container on the back deck. How's that for easy growing?This is for Grace at www.gracepete.com My Celosia is almost to the top of the lattice, how is yours doing?
More growing beside the lattice and throughout the Full Sun Garden. If you have not visited these two ladies I highly recommend you do.
I love how the Zinnia looks when it's beginning to unfurl. Some flowers are just beautiful in all of the flowering stages.
The Dragonflies are out in abundance around here. For those of you who are a little shy of these creatures....they are so harmless, the girls catch them by their wings, inspect them and release them.
Don't know what to think about this thing!
Our precious Garden Angel oversees the entire Full Sun Garden.
I am beginning to collect seeds for whatever seed exchange I can find in the Fall.
I have Cleome and Milkweed already and will be watching for the Hibiscus Manihot. Will let you know as the list 'grows'.