Sunday, June 19, 2011
Today's Flowers: Some June blooms at my house
The yellow flower below is yarrow and it's mixed in with butterfly weed which is also starting to flower.
The bud below is echinacea (purple coneflower).
Next is a purple coneflower that is farther along although not purple yet.
Some of the coriopsis (shot below) in pots on my deck are beginning to bloom. I never planted them in the pots but when I added compost to some past plants in the pots there must have been some coriopsis seeds from flowers in my yard. Instead of putting in new plants in my deck pots, I get surprised by what comes up at this point.
The hibiscus (rose of sharon below) is starting to bloom all over my yard.
I have a lot of different colors and varieties of hibiscus although they are all the shrubby rose of sharon types as opposed to the huge blooms of other hibiscus varieties.
I don't think most hibisucs varieties grow very well where I live as I mostly see them in pots but rose of sharon turns into big bushes here and does very well. All of these shots are from large bushy ones I have.
Rudbeckia (black-eyed-susan below) is beginning to bloom. This is another of the flowers that have volunteered in my deck pots. I also have a lot of it in my garden.
I like rudbeckia and echinacea for themselves but also for the goldfinches they attract.
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