Wednesday, February 11, 2009
~Hydrangeas and Sunflowers~
Here is a picture that I took in August, 2008. One of my favorite Hydrangeas is a Pee Gee Hydrangea Tree. It is in the center of the picture and is overgrown with the orange flowers, Tithonia~Mexican sunflower. My flower beds get overgrown by August. I always over plant, it's hard to visualize how big everything will get. I try to work on that every year, I could prune plants. That doesn't happen very often because I want every flower. I did prune my garden phlox last summer and it did work out that the phlox bloomed all summer.
This picture of a sunflower, it was a volunteer plant. I didn't plant them they seeded down from the seeds from the year before. Sunflowers grow very well for me, it is interesting to see the different areas that the plants spout up. I do have to pull alot of the sunflower starts out, they would take over my flower beds. When I look at them they make me smile, I think they are so pretty. Then when they go to seed, it so fun to watch the Gold Finches eat the seeds.
Posted by Plumruncreek ♥ at 3:07 PM