Laura Bush Petunias with their little hail-tattered blossoms.
Sunday morning pictures were difficult and time grew short yet I had about a hundred pictures. After the fuzzier ones were discarded, I still had 3 dozen. I narrowed them to 12 by making a collage of the daylilies and one of Laura Bush petunias. Am I wrong to think that by the time you see 10 or so, your eyes glaze over when you need to hurry to the next Bloom Day site? In the afternoon, I went back outside to get better pics of the daylilies that were not open well so early in the morning and a couple of things I forgot about, like the begonia pot at the top of the woodland steps.
Wax-leaf begonias in an old pot. These are in shade at the top of stone steps
that lead to a narrow path through the azaleas.
Black Eyed Susan, one of the first.
Vitex is just beginning to attract bees.
Pink Knockout in its second cycle of bloom. Red KO is just starting to open behind it for another cycle.
Rose of Sharon or Althea, we say.
Salvia farinacea and Salmon Sheen; California poppies have seed pods ready to pick.
Tithonia is approaching blooming size in the bed where mulhy grass is to the left.
The rose is floribunda Charisma.
Julia Child, Shasta daisy and Eclipse.
My shastas were from seed, years ago.
I never tire of taking pics of butterflies on echinacea.
A better Magnolia pic than this morning's but with tears from hail.
Hail damaged an unopened petal on Silver Veil daylily
but the exquisite color is unchanged.
It was cool and windy and the bees just hung on echinacea.
A picture of the bee's knees and his antennae.
My official Bloom Day post is on Wordpress Here.
Oh. I still left off the nicotiana..