Abutilon thompsonii which I just purchased after seeing some Abutilon growing in Ciscoe's garden. Apparently they are very easy to take cuttings and root - he said just put the cutting in water and wait for it to root. So, that will be my challenge this year.
I bought a start of a Morning Glory earlier in the summer has really just started blooming and growing. I love how they seem to glow in pictures.
Golden Feverfew - I have growing in a container. I'm not sure whether this will over winter or not, but they are so cheerful to look out at.
Zinnia 'Persian Jewels' - The Zinnias are so short this year and just starting to bloom, very late for them.
The Littlest Gardener and I have noticed that Daddy Longlegs (that's what we call these guys) seem to be on every Sunflower plant, blooming or not. One day we watched one of them along with an ant and a wasp. They were all on the same leaf and I couldn't figure out if the wasp was going after the ant or the Daddy Longlegs. Anyway, now I wonder why they like Sunflowers so much?
Another Sunflower starting to bloom. The petals remind me of long blonde bangs blowing around someone's face.
This is the bud of the gigantic leaved Sunflower that was only supposed to get to 18 inches tall. I can't wait to see how big it is.
A really pretty Dahlia with dark foliage.
A new rose from this summer is David Austin rose 'Harlow Carr'. It has such a good smell and the flowers are on the small side, I love it!
Is fall in the air where you are?
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