These sunflowers aren’t a giant variety, but they ARE pretty big, and they really draw the goldfinches. Sunflowers can get so tall and the leaves grow so big.
Sunflowers with several large blossoms.
Now that’s a large sunflower leaf!
Dahlias sport many colors, ranging from light, lemony yellow to a salmon red and a variegated purple and white.
Lemony yellow dahlia.
Salmony red dahlia.
Deep purple and white variegated dahlia.
Lariope grass from North Carolina is about to bloom. The spike of light purple flowers will be opening soon. I hope the seeds will help to establish this plant as a border for this flower garden. In any case it seems that some of the plants have adapted to the conditions here in Pennsylvania.
Lariope blooms in a spike of light purple flowers.
Statice is an unusual plant. The stems are rather flattened and sort of strange looking and they arise from a rosette of deeply cleft leaves at its base. The variety of colors makes statice a sought-after bloom for dried flower arrangements. In our small sampling we have yellow, blue, white and purple hues represented.
Statice blooms in many colors which makes it a nice flower for dried arrangements.
Spikes of statice flowers atop a basal rosette of green leaves.
The pink oxalis from North Carolina is doing well. Here you can see the five-petaled flowers and the leaves that clasp the stem from opposite sides.
Pink flowering oxalis.
Gee, I was wondering why we don’t see any birds at the birdbath!
Greystokes taking a drink at the birdbath.