It’s Flaunt Your Flowers Friday sponsored by our friend way up North, Tootsie at Tootsie Time!! If you haven’t been over today to see her flowers, get ready to be totally inspired with all her colorful, totally fertilized all summer, simply gorgeous flowers! She is the Queen of Flowers in Canada, I feel quite confident!
OK, now on to flowers in my backyard. The calendar still says August, but we have had such a cool summer that my geraniums still look impressive. It is up there with one of my favorite flowers.
Notice my Boxwood Basil? I did a post on this little cutie in the early summer. I had never seen it before. It IS cute and smells great, but I’m not sure I’ll plant it again. The leaves are so tiny to actually use.
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We have a yard FULL of goldfinches. They actually strip the cosmos and hang upside down from the sunflowers. I don’t think the sunflowers have really had time to mature, but the birds don’t seem to mind. I hear them all the time and there colors just look so tropical being about the same color as these cosmos. Do you know their song sounds like “po ta to chip”. Listen for it sometime.
Have I told you I’m done with wave petunias? I have them in another pot, but prefer these old fashioned, full bodied beauties.
These are another favorite. Looks like I love yellow flowers.
Last year my mother gave me a start of her Moon Flower but it didn’t take. This year I planted a packet of seeds and they are gorgeous and FULL. I didn’t take this picture when they were in full bloom. I’ll have to do that next week. They are fragrant and so impressive with their size. I read where you should really plant these close to a sidewalk so evening walkers can enjoy or near your patio so they can be noticed at dusk when they are opened and full of their beauty. There’s nothing like a white flower when it’s dark and the moon is out. Oh, how I love summer and pretty flowers.
I had no clue the plant would get so big. Here they are fighting for space with my zinnias.
I LOVE zinnias for their cutting flower ability.
Yah! It’s back! Remember my cardinal climber on a trellis from a few years back that blew down? Well Mr. Brown Socks put up a new one for me and FINALLY I have flowers on this plant. They are a very slow grower and don’t really start to flower until late July. They will be gorgeous til frost.
I love their wispy vines…reaching out for something to grab hold of. They look pretty just blowing in the summertime breeze too.
Our yard is full of hummingbirds too. I can look out most any time and see one or more hanging around this tubular flower.
Let’s go back to Tootsie’s and see what others have shared today! Thanks for stopping by!