Sunday, September 19, 2010

Today's Flowers: September Survivors

Only the tough are surviving at my house with continuing hot days and less rain.
today fl lantendsep
My lantana is usually one of the tough flowers in my garden. The butterflies and hummingbirds like lantana which is one of the reasons I grow it. I also like the way the leaves smell like oranges.
today fl lantindvsep
One of my favorite plants which don't start blooming until the end of summer are the fairy asters.
today flw fairyastspe
I have let them volunteer all over the garden. I do that with many plants I start from seed that then self seed and crop up in new spots.
todayflow fairyastmoth
The butterflies and moths like the fairy asters. I like the way they form large masses that from a distance almost look like snow.
today flw massfairyast
I have a lot of morning glories which I enjoy although some of them are growing on my roses and need to be pulled up.
today flow mornglvis
The rose of sharon (hibiscus) is another tough plant I let volunteer all over the place.
today flow hibiswhte
Although they form bushes where they have enough room, I let them come up in places they don't have room to form shrubs.
today flow hibspnk
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Carletta said...

I love lantana and all its lovely colors.
All of your shots are lovely.
I like the shadows you captured of the center of the rose of sharon.
Have a great week Carver!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely blooms, Carver! I have the same Lantana and it is still doing very well right now.

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh, please send some warmth over!
God bless you!

Francisca said...

Oh, that lantana is pretty! They all are, of course... yet, that's the one I am drawn to... maybe because it's different from what I see here.

Ladynred said...

Love Lantana and hibiscus. The morning glory is beautiful. I grow that this summer..

lazyclick said...

Very beautiful flowers. Lovely colors.

Larry said...

I am particularly fond of the aster photos! L

Anonymous said...

oh...different flowers.....I love it...
nice week, dear
Grace O)lsson

eden said...

You have beautiful flowers. Great photos.

SandyCarlson said...

Yes! Utterly delightful.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

This lantana looks very bright. Did I ever tell you what the people in South east Asia think about it?