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Something to Cheer Your Day

Saturday, July 27, 2013

We've had a cold, grey day here today. I'm taking the opportunity to post a few photos of my flowers. I raised my zinnias and cosmos from seed this spring.

Zinnia in front of a cosmos. A few cosmos have bloomed, but mostly they're not ready yet. I like the needle-like foliage on cosmos. Some black-eyed Susans, daisies, lilies in the back.

I like the detail on this zinnia.

What is this? Is it even a bee?

Two bees on one zinnia. I think I counted four different kinds of bees on this day. If all of them are true bees.

Close-up of liatris. Another bee on this one. I'm trying to attract bees. It's funny how liatris open from the top down, unlike most flower of its kind that open from the bottom up.

Overall composition of this bed. Note the lower left is where the spider web was in a previous blog. Oh, how the zinnias grew! I'm moving the ajuga next spring to a different location. I didn't know it would get that big. It's like a big rug or mat. My beds are always a work in progress. There are roses in here too. Can you pick them out?

Here are some roses.

Here is one lone cosmos bloom. There will be lots more soon!

Nice lily.

I'll throw in what remains of my lavender after the long, cold spring we had this year. Two little patches like this.

I also grew marigolds, pansies, snapdragons, and nasturtiums from seed this year. Maybe I'll put them in another blog. I hope you had a good time!
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