Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Garden Photos, with Subtropical Surprise


I swear I will not turn this into a gardening blog. But when you have a cold, and you're stuck at home, there's not much else to write about. (Fortunately, as of this morning, the cold seems to be on its way out.)

Remember that packet of wildflower seeds we sowed last year? We had blue cornflowers, red poppies and some kind of yellow daisy-ish flower. This year, a bonanza of tiny seedlings appeared in and around the pot where we scattered last year's seeds -- so they re-seeded themselves quite effectively! Here's one of our first poppy blooms.


The bees seem to love the nigella, including that vase of blossoms broken off by the dog -- I put it outside, too. The plants are already setting their bizarre, alien-looking seed pods -- even the plants in the vase with no roots! Hardy little devils.


The squirrels are continuing to go to great lengths to get at our suet balls...


...and these were a surprise when they showed up yesterday evening. (It's not the first time, though.)


This is from what I think is our best rose bush, producing big, salmon-pink, deeply scented blossoms. (Strangely, bees don't seem drawn to our roses, though. I wonder why that is?) Anyway, I couldn't resist bringing this one inside.

12 comments:

Alphie Soup said...

What a beautiful rose. And I quite like the vase :-)....

Alphie

Yorkshire Pudding said...

The beads of water on the poppy are like jewels. What a lovely bunch of pictures!

e said...

Great photos...I would not have thought you have a favorable climate for parrots???

Ms. Moon said...

Thank you. I needed these lovely pictures this morning.

Sharon Anck said...

That is a beautiful set of photographs. That squirrel is hilarious and those wild parrots are wonderful. I love the poppy with the drops of water on it and that nigella is a strange but interesting flower.
I searched and searched trying to identify that purple flower on m blog but, I've seen nothing that comes close. I have no idea what it is.

Jennifer said...

Ring neck parrots, roses, wildflowers, squirrels. ..I like it all! ♡

jenny_o said...

Are you kidding? I love your photos! Doesn't matter what the subject is, you make it a feast.

ellen abbott said...

I love gardening photos and those flowers are all perfect.

Linda Sue said...

WOW eye full of gorgeous! Every photo is so delicious! Especially the parrots, I thought they were fake! Go ahead, turn it into a gardening blog- fantastic! LOVE

Red said...

Well, it's garden season so write about gardens.

Elizabeth said...

I can almost smell that rose! Your flower pictures are so remarkable -- I will never tire of them!

The Bug said...

Beautiful!!!