At the risk of being boring, the coverage of my flowers, as the season [unfortunately] winds down, continues today!
Sun Records—Our three sunflower plants have given off more than fifteen flowers so far—a record for us—and I swear every single blossom has been a bit different than the rest. This latest one has very thin petals and a small center. No doubt the petals will unfurl and fill out more in the coming sunny days, but they will still be much thinner than the other ones. I love them all.
Nectar Central—June's young lavender Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) is doing really well. It has quadrupled in size since she planted it in May, and is about two feet tall now. It should be about five feet high by next year, and it really does attract butterflies and hummingbirds.
Deep Purple, Garden Style—Beautiful solid purple petunias, which were doing absolutely nothing in their pots earlier this summer, were transplanted under the tomatoes in a last ditch effort to save them, lol. And they've bloomed there all season!
Chipmunk's Eye View—The Blue Cheese, or Ghost, Pumpkins continue to flower. And they continue to develop no fruit. Not a single blossom has led to a single baby pumpkin.
Perfection—I know I just did an entire post on my blue morning glories, but they only last a few hours and new ones bloom every day. This shot is from this morning and it's just about the most perfect Heavenly Blue yet. I like the way the angle of this photo doesn't show the inner core with its "flower parts," only the bright white "tunnel" leading down to it. For some reason, to me, this lends it a very "hopeful" appearance. There are eighteen, yes eighteen, buds on this plant that look as if they'll open tomorrow. I will definitely get up early to make sure I catch this sea of blue. If I'm correct, it will be the first time I've ever had that many blue glories open at once.
Such a Tease—Triple pumpkin flowers just teasing me as they refuse to grow into fruit, lol. Oh well, I love the color and the shape of them. I'll grow them again next year just for the flowers and the vines.