Saturday, June 24, 2006

What a difference a few weeks makes!


My first blooming Canary Zinnia! I had to be coached through the terrible "deadheading the first buds" exercise by some sympathetic gardening buddies, but it turns out they were right. The zinnias are now thick and all have multiple blooms. Lesson learned, even though it was a little like Sophie's Choice out there that day...


Beautiful little Miniature Snapdragons wearing their first blooms of the season. I have three or four small clumps of these, all in shades of deep red, pinks and white. I'll have to get my Dad over to see them soon, since they're among his favourite flowers (which is, of course, part of the reason why they're in my angel garden).


A Red Spider Zinnia - a new breed of zinnia, according to the seed packet. They're small blooms, roughly the size of a silver dollar, but they're very prolific and add a delicate touch to the garden.


Red Spider Zinnias against the backdrop of the birdbath and fence.


Another Cosmo. These are doing SO well, and, to my delight, are almost the same shades as the snapdragons. I can't believe how huge and lacy they are, and what a beautiful addition to the garden they make. Definitely worth starting from seed again.

And today, after a good night's sleep and a peaceful morning in the garden, I'm happy.

6 comments:

Denise said...

Looks great! The cosmos should self seed for next year if you don't deadhead all of them :) There has to be something good about being a lazy gardener.

Abby said...

Beautiful flowers and beautiful photography, too! :)

Catherine said...

Gorgeous! You make me want to plant zinnias. I wonder if they'd grow here.

Nikki said...

Just gorgeous Im jealous I wish I had a garden to plant in sigh oh well I could settle for window boxes!!! Great shots your like a pro!!!

Jules2pies4me said...

WOW those are really gorgeous. I love those spider zinnias!!! Maybe we should plant some :)

kate said...

Beautiful! I am so jealous of your gorgeous zinnias -- i bought seeds for them but never got my act together to plant them. Sigh...next year...