|Clarkia elegans -- the last of my California annuals grown from seed to flower.|
|They are flowering in a variety of colors -- pink, purple and white|
|Gilia capitata, another California annual wildflower|
Another native -- Castilleja/Indian Paintbrush -- that I planted last fall is flowering. I was worried it wouldn't thrive, but it seems to be doing ok.
|Liatris, a native wildflower|
|This bee was apparently sound asleep on the Liatris|
More of my Dahlias are flowering.
|Fuchsia magellanica is just covered. It's a hummingbird favorite.|
I have a few annual Fuchsias growing in pots on the back porch too. They remind me of dancing ballerinas.
|Hydrangea 'Invincibelle Spirit'|
The Filipendula 'Hakome' that I bought last year about this time is flowering. I planted it amidst a couple of different dark-leaved plants.
|Here it is contrasted with a dark-leaved Cimicifuga.|
|And against chocolate Joe-Pye weed.|
My Echinaceas and Rudbeckias have finally started to flower.
|'Pow Wow Wild Berry' -- a bit drought-stressed.|
|Burgundy Gaillardia -- but not exactly what I'd call burgundy|
|Rudbeckia 'Cherry Brandy' started from seed last year.|
I've read complaints about the color on seed-grown plants not looking dark enough, but I'm quite happy with the color on this plant.
I'll definitely be saving seeds from them, I want lots more of these next year.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this look at the flowers in my garden. To see more from all around the world, check out Tootsie Time's Fertilizer Friday post.