Sunday, June 26, 2011
Today's Flowers: This week around my house
I'm doing another week of flowers around my yard. The yellow flower below is on stalks that are almost as tall as I am.
I started these years ago with a wildflower mix and I'm not sure what the yellow flowers are.
More and more coneflowers (echinacea) are flowering and it's fun seeing where they turn up.
In the fall I take their seedheads and sprinkle them around the yard.
Some of the echinacea plants survive the winter after their flowers have died, and then grow again in the spring. I also have new plants pop up from my sprinkling the dead flower's seeds.
Hibiscus is another one that pops up all over the place but since they grow into such big bushes, I don't encourage them except in certain areas.
I think they are pretty but the type of hibiscus we have are very invasive.
The fairy asters below are earlier than usual. Normally they don't bloom until the end of the summer into the fall.
I can't resist posting a bunch of the coneflower shots as they are all different.
I like them for myself but also for the wildlife.
I like the early morning light on the white hibiscus below.
The conflowers below were also shot in the morning light.
Next is a pink hibiscus catching the first rays of the morning.
The hibiscus is doing well but the hydrangea on the far right top corner of the shot below is shriveling in the heat.
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