There are so many pretty poppies and flowers blooming right now. In this post are some of my favorites.
I don’t normally like to grow orange flowers but some of these were from a discounted “mix” pack in seeds or bulbs. One thing I’ve learned is never to buy a “mix” of any plant offerings online unless you don’t mind getting ugly colors. I didn’t know that so I bought several of daylily mixes and I got a bunch of bright orange that I would’ve never purchased had I known.
However, now that I have them, I learned to like them since I raised them from pups. They stand out in my garden of pinks and purples.
Now this Big Kiss White Flame Hybrid Gazania (what a mouthful) is actually one that I picked out on a seed website. Have you seen anything more vibrant? The flower is about 3″ wide with bright yellow-orange and red petals. I gush with delight when I see this flower open up every morning!
This is an orange California poppy that was in a mix. I was hoping it was pink or purple but this is what sprouted. It is cute though.
This Ruby Spider daylily is the BOMB! What an amazing show of red and orange in this outrageous beauty! I would love to have a bunch more of these. Sadly, it opened for a day or so and I was not able to enjoy it more. There are some new ones getting ready to open soon though.
At Last rose is one of my favorite of orange roses. Flowers are smaller than most roses but it has beautiful shades of oranges and yellows.
Below is an orange zinnia from a mix. This is really an unexpected color in the seed mix but I think I am in love with it. This picture is actually a day before it fully bloomed that’s why it had those neat beige colors in the center. I wish it stayed like that forever.
These daylilies below are all from a mix. As you can see they are quite orange and almost red. I’ve had these for a couple of years but this is the first time I’ve seen it flower. They are all over my garden and so ORANGE!
Here are some of my pretty garden pictures. The best time to catch beautiful pictures of my yard is on a cloudy day because it shows off the colors so vibrantly. In the picture below I have a plumeria, pink alstroemeria, iris, and tall pink Verbascum Southern Charm way in the back.
Below is another garden patch nearby where I have a 3 year-old sage bush with purple flowers, purple magnolia, purple daisies, purple roses, lily tree (center), and the pink, fast-growing Strybing Beauty.
In this picture below are General Sikorski clematis, blue chicory flowers, plumeria, and magnolia Souvlangiana.
Below are some rose mallow, yellow daisies, and a Red Baron peach tree. The Red Baron will change its leaves into red sometimes in early September, I believe. As you can see it has grown quite a bit since last year when I first wrote about it.
That’s all for now. I have more to show you in a few days!
Five on Friday
Has anyone heard of a blogger movement where bloggers post “Six on Saturday”? I don’t know much about it other than bloggers would write about six things in their blog on Saturdays. For some reason those words sound annoying as a title so today I am making fun of it by writing “Five on Friday”. I’m pretty sure I won’t be writing “Five on Friday” again so this is IT!
1. Nicotania Deep Purple is a tobacco plant. These flowers are a gorgeous purple.
2. Sprekelia formosissima is also known as an Aztec Lily. This is a very unique flowering bulb.
3. Black hollyhocks are beautiful and interesting plants. There are not many black flowers out there that looks quite as cute as these guys. This year they grew about 12 inches taller than last year and are producing more flowers.
4. Zinnia in orangey pink color, beautiful but so far I have only one!
5. Impatiens in pink. I adore this pretty little flower, so sweet and similar to an orchid flower. Those colors are exquisite.
That’s my five for today! Have a great weekend.