Late-season flowers

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Photo of Night Sky Petunias
Photo of Hen and Chicks
Photo of Black Eyed Susan flowers

With all the craziness in the world now, here's a little beauty to help bring you peace and happiness today. These late-season flowers are sure keeping my honeybees happy. They particularly like the Black-Eyed Susans!

Sweet pea flower

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Photo of sweet pea flower

Most people don't think of peas as being a beautifully flowered garden plant but it is! As an aside, many people don't realize that peas are legumes - and many legumes have spectacular flowers. Of them, peas and Scarlet Red Runner beans are the two varieties that I particularly enjoy when they are blooming. This is a photo I got in the garden after noticing the blooms on my sweet peas opening up. 

Pretty petunias!

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Image of brilliant purple and white petunias

WOW, just look at these Purple Galaxy Petunias! My wife planted an assortment of flowers in the barrels on our back deck and these are just mind-blowing! This is a photo straight from my camera, with no editing or enhancement. They look out-of-this-world!

Water droplet on Lupine

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Photo of water droplet on Lupine flower

While walking through the gardens with my wife this morning, this caught my eye ... a water droplet held in place on a Lupine flower. Lupinus, commonly known as lupin or lupine (North America), is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae. The genus includes over 200 species, with centers of diversity in North and South America.

Foxgloves everywhere!

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Photo of Foxglove

These are more of my wife's plants and they are everywhere you look this time of year. For those who love in parts of the country where these do not grow or flourish, you are really missing out. These are very beautiful and come in a huge variety of colors. The bees like them, too - particularly bumblebees. :)

But as with apples in Paradise, the Foxglove is moderately to severely poisonous to you and your household pets. "Just look," Eve was told, "but don't eat." :)

It's tulip season!

Submitted by jimwcoleman
Photo of orange tulip with honeybee
Photo of red tulips
Photo of yellow tulips

For the most part, I do almost everything related to fruit and vegetable plants here at the greenhouse, while my wife does all things having to do with flowers and flowering shrubs. As you can see from these photos, she knocked it out of the ball park this season with her bulbs! And these are just some quick sample photos - there are hundreds more flowers on the property and I'm sure she'll post some photos in the next month or so as waves of color wash over the property.

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