Sunday, August 12, 2007

Green Thumb Sunday

This is one of the newer cone flowers, Big Sky Sundown. I love the color! It is very short this year because my neighborhood woodchuck ate (click to see what it looked like the first of June) the new leaves and buds. I'm very glad to see a bloom at all. I took care of that guy and hopefully there aren't any more around!I think this is some kind of rudbeckia but I'm not positive. It is quite tall and has several blooms on one stem.
The large flower is a rudbeckia, Indian Summer. It is another favorite. It is a real sturdy plant. I love the large blooms. I think the orange bloom is a tickseed coreopsis. I thought it was a weed at first but I'm glad I left it for awhile. I love this combination with the daisies.
My Japanese lanterns are beginning to turn. They almost look florescent in this picture. They are great in fall arrangements.
Enjoy you walk through the gardens today. Click the + on the Green Thumb Sunday button on the sidebar to join or get links to other gardens. We had some nice rain this week so I'm going out to do some badly needed weeding and dead heading.

15 comments:

Mark said...

Good collection of flowers, they certainly add a nice splash of colour, enjoy your dead heading and weeding.

farmingfriends said...

I love your japanese lanterns they are great fun.Sara from farmingfriends

RUTH said...

I love the Big Sky Sundown...what a fabulous colour. Really enjoyed you photos; I do do like daisy shaped flowers. I did grow the Lanterns myself once but it threatened to atke over my garden. They are lovely though :o)

Susie said...

Beautiful pictures, but those Japanese lanterns are really special. They do look sort of fall (which is quickly approaching!)
xo

Heather said...

Oooh, I want a Japanese lantern!

Beth said...

The rudbeckia and daisies look especially nice together.

Ann M. said...

I love the japanese lanterns--so beautiful! Also, the color on the Big Sky Sundown is wonderful. I had never heard of them before but I think I will keep an eye out for them next year :)

chigiy at Gardeners Anonymous said...

Your coneflowers look great. You've had a lot better luck with them than I have this year..

Has Mr. Woodchuck been sending you any postcards while he's been on vacation?

Leonie said...

Rudbeckia are great flowers and yours look lovely. I grew lots at my allotment last year and they made wonderful cut flowers because they keep so well.

Drew said...

The Japanese lanterns are nice. I have never seen them before.

MrBrownThumb said...

My fave is the lanterns too.

Nice plants and photos Jean.

Muum said...

I especially love the japanese lanterns! They look like something I want for my garden.

kris said...

I love the Big Sky Sundown - great color. Yellow rudbeckia are always so cheery, aren't they?

No Rain said...

These are really nice photos of some beautiful flowers. I especially like the color of the Big Sky Sundown. The photo showing several different flowers is my favorite. So cheerful.
Happy GTS--albeit late!
Aiyana

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful colorful blog today! I love all the strong color that August brings in the seasonal flowers blooming!
Loving the clors in August NG