Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday

 Lillies, helianthus, and silene regia, which attracts hummingbirds

Pink yarrow, coneflowers, helianthus, and silene

The helianthus really needed to be cut back since its stems had grown too tall, but the pollinators love the flowers so much I didn't want to bring them inside. Taking inspiration from GardenWalkGardenTalk, I stuck them in my watering can and left them outside.

 'Pilgrim' ornamental oregano

 Anthemis 'Susanna Mitchell' grow in a pot next to my carrot farm. 

 Broadleafed mountain mint (Pycnanthemum)

 

18 comments:

  1. Is the sweet purple aster-like flower Boltonia asteroides?

    I love the idea of deadheading flowers but leaving them in a can outside for the pollinators!

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  2. Happy WW, your post was a beautiful way to start my day!

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  3. Wonderful, I love your helianthus-in-a-wateringcan.

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  4. I need some of those ornamental oreganos in my hot dry garden. Your photos are wonderful.

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  5. No idea what your manna plant is...but the rest of your flowers are lovely! Great idea to keep a bouquet in your watering can.

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  6. I am so glad you posted your photo of Mountain Mint. I had neglected to identify this when I planted it last year...now I know what it is. And now I remember when I bought it and why. Thanks! And happy WW...

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  7. Świetnie, że włożyłeś kwiatki do konewki i wystawiłeś na taras. Ładnie wyglądają i trochę jeszcze pożyją. Pozdrawiam

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  8. I have the exactly same watering can!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog.
    I like that orn. orgegano. Very pretty!

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  9. What a great idea putting blooms in the watering can. Instant movable colour.

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  10. Oooh, I love all those Helianthus. Our bees would too! I really need to plant some more flowers in that genus here, they do well, and all our pollinators seem to love them! Love the red watering can, perfect!

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  11. You have a carrot farm? How fun is that?! I love the flowers in the watering can. I noticed that on Donna's blog, too. I will try it one of these days. Beautiful photos!

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  12. Love those cream-colored lilies. You have a lot to make the pollinators happy in your garden! The mountain mint looks so cool.

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  13. I love the flowers together in the first picture. The different shades of yellows and flower shapes are really pretty.

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  14. You've got some need plants in your garden. I think your header photo might be osteopermum perhaps.

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  15. You have some beautiful flowers blooming right now. As for my Monarch Butterfly. Couldn't believe I had one already. I'm hoping it's an indication of lots this year. Bet you see yours soon also.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

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  16. Gorgeous flowers and beautiful wildlife garden! Thanks for visiting my blog and wishing me well, I really need the prayers. I appreciate it. Have a great week!

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  17. Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
    Your white trumpet lilies are so pretty in the opening shot. I have always wanted some and must add them to my bulb wish list. I have never seen 'Pilgrim' ornamental oregano before. Very nice! Finally, you did a great interpretation of Donna's idea of putting flowers in your watering can. I bet the bees are grateful you are so artistic.

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  18. So glad to hear that the new colors of my blog make it easier to read. I just wish that first, I had done it sooner, and second that I had more time to play with it.

    Great flower shots.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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