Monday, July 7, 2014

More Summer Color

I planted orange Linearis (narrow-leaf) Zinnias in an old wooden planter box that I had, and placed it on a very worn blue chair that sits on the flagstone patio.
Before I knew it, the plants exploded in size!  I see now that there are a few yellow flowers in the mix. There is one drawback to planting like this though-the container is shallow, which means the flowers need to be watered daily.  But....not a bad price to pay for such pretty summer color.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Summer by the Pond


Love all the summer colors!   Flowers should remain pretty...for a while.  Then time to cut back and either wait for fall blooms, or new blooms next spring. 

 "Flowers are nature's jewels, with whose wealth she decks her summer beauty."
                   George Croly