Still no rain to speak of. Looks like a good chance for the weekend. We have been following the college world series, pulling for LSU of course.
Here is my black hollyhock. I am so proud of it. I will be saving seeds.
Next a lily. This one didnt bloom last year and is over 5 ft tall this year. It has made multiple stems, most with a few buds on them.
This is a yarrow called Paprika
I am totally in love with sunflowers this year. This one looks a little chewed up, but it's ok.
Here is my first yellow zinnia of the year.
Last is some phlox.
My lantanas are blooming. The peppers are making good. We pulled our first tomato today. I have a lot of sunflowers coming up under my bird feeders and I planted a pack of mixed colors. Cant wait to see what they do. I am seeing more butterflies this year than last. Also I have a lot more robins in my yard this year. I am thinking maybe because I have mulched so much more and have a lot more earthworms.
Jun 19, 2008 | 5:56 PM PST
GO LSU!! From the land of Purple and Gold! The black hollyhock is intriging. I have heard of them, but never saw one, either. I was expecting more of a dark wine or purple, but this looks actually black!
Jun 19, 2008 | 6:33 PM PST
Well, let me see were to start. Okay the black hollyhock is a one plant show. I've never seen one of those before, but I love it. Next is that show stopping white lily. It's truly gorgeous. Love it. Last thing special for me is the sunflower. I'm not growing any, but next year I'm planting some up the road at my neighbors. All of your pictures are inspiring.
You have a great day and happy gardening. Bill Mitchell