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"If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere" Van Gogh
Friday, July 6, 2012
In The Summer Garden
A nice sweet bouquet of zinnias and roses.
My family and I had a wonderful 4th of July and the weather was just beautiful.
Under the flag pole I have a narrow planter and it is hard to find plants that grow compact. These are more of the "pinwheel mix" zinnia by Burpee. I sowed these from seed. I'm not sure if they will do well because all zinnias should get full sun. Here they receive the morning sun and afternoon shade.
Here are some of the colors so far. I have one in the raise bed that I posted and it is doing nicely and is much larger too.
A photo of the container sunflower "Junior" fully opened.
The plant has a lot of little off shoots of flower buds. I hope to make some arrangements with them too.
The "Tuscan Sun" rose bush is having another blooming cycle.
I finally got my first summer squash. This is an "early prolific straightneck" and the seeds are from Botanical Interest. I did pull up my zucchini plant. It was not doing well and I planted one patty pan and hope I will have better luck with this squash.
Cucumbers, doing great. : ) Next year I may try another type of cucumber. I have been looking at my seed catalogues and making a list. In a couple of month I will be able to start to sow some sweet peas.
Princess de Monaco rose bud.
Thank you for your visit and have a great weekend.