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Thursday, July 30, 2015

garden variety

so much catching up to do here!  the gardens are cranking out their blossoms during this glorious summer.
above are the new zinnia variety, mazurkia.  i am so glad i tried them, and enjoy their color energy.  seeds available from swallowtail seeds.
below is wild monarda.

 two more new flowers for me - cerinthe above.  i love how it grows, how the water splashes delightfully off the leaves when i water it, but i am puzzled by it overall.  
below is a bunch of agrostemma, corn cockle.  a lovely short-lived annual.

 lilies above,
drumstick allium below.

 zinnias above,
fama white scabiosa below.

 white and blue seeker statice that i am growing and hanging to dry.

 rudbeckia goldilocks above,
phlox paniculata below.

 another lovely newcomer to my garden this year - daucus dara above.
it is a queen anne's lace in gorgeous shades of wine.
some places i see it called black carrot.
below is a mix bucket of queen anne's lace, cosmos psyche, agrostemma, and scabiosa.
these are the ones that i like to see floating in the upper zone of an arrangement.

 above is wild sweet marjoram,
and below are four large bunches of tansy ready to be dried.

 above is golden ball chrysanthemum.
and below is a bunch of rose hips from a bush that produces sort of garish blooms, but wonderful hips.

 above are blue lace flowers.  as an experiment, i tried growing these in a pot.  
they bloom when the stems are about 3' tall, and i am please with this result.
below is a bucket of dill.  this is the bouquet variety, and it self-seeds readily.

 above is the lovely silver lace dusty miller,
and below is a handful of sweet peas, and i promise more photos of these later!

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