Tuesday, September 8, 2015

A Few Flowers

It is only a week until the next Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - unbelievable how time flies! - but in the meantime I thought I would post a few things that are blooming now.

A yellow-and-red wild form of Canna indica, grown from seed collected in the backyard of a friend's place in New Orleans

A flower of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)

Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) - these were grown from seeds collected in a neighboring yard and now, in their second season, are flowering for the first time

Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa)

Spanish needles (Bidens alba) - the seeds for this, too, come from a trip to New Orleans; it is probably considered a weed in some of the warmer parts of the country, but I think it is lovely and so far it has been well behaved in the garden

I did not actually notice until I began putting this post together that all these flowers are yellow and/or white. Yay for accidental color schemes!

6 comments:

  1. Ich hab dich gerade bei Lis gelesen und auch, dass ihr es so trocken habt. Unser Sommer war furchtbar in diesem Jahr, wir warten nun auf die Wasserrechnung, haben nur gegossen, rund um die Uhr.
    Es ist interessant, deine Pflanzen zu sehen, es sind andere als bei uns.

    Sigrun

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    1. Hier hat es jetzt endlich mal ein paar Stunden lang geregnet, und etwas kuehler geworden ist es auch. Fuer die naechste Woche ist aber wieder trockener Sonnenschein angekuendigt. Muss anfangen, ein bisschen aufzuraeumen, und ein paar Sachen fuer den Herbst zu pflanzen - ein paar Astern und Chrysanthemen vielleicht. Meine Pflanzen sind nicht alle sehr typisch fuer hier; ich experimentiere gerne und bringe oft Samen und Pflanzen aus anderen Teilen des Landes mit.

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  2. I love garlic chive at this time of year, and allow it to self-seed more or less wherever it likes. One thing that's great about it is how erect the flower stems are, even in my part-shade garden, where other plants have a tendency to sprawl. Impressed that you grew the canna from seed!

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    1. I have been noticing that - until recently these were shaded by a huge branching sunflower and some ornamental tobaccos, yet they have remained so tidy! Hopefully they will be happy to reseed in this garden as well.

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  3. Beautiful! You can find they all on my garden too.

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    1. Thanks! I it is funny sometimes what plants will adapt to places on opposite sides of the planet and with very different climates - like the garlic chives.

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