First blooms always rejuvenate me.Grati, · Categories: Archived Tours, Front Yard Garden · Tags: marigolds, sunflower
Every morning, I grab my camera and go take pictures of the garden’s latest surprises. It’s like finding Easter eggs! The garden has several for us today–a purple petunia, a Mexican sunflower, a Dwarf Incredible sunflower, and the Mystery Flower. I’ll be researching the last one and posting about it later when the mystery has been solved.
Although the plant is only two and a half feet tall, Dwarf Incredible sunflower blooms are full size. This one is the first bloomer on the front row of the wildflower area, and I noticed it is being visited by a lot of bees. The local pollinators think the front yard is a pretty good restaurant.
This is the Mystery Flower! To the left is a marigold that hasn’t started blooming yet. (After Googling for images, looks like this is a Pink Catchfly. I scattered one pack of these seeds in with the wildflower seeds early this spring.)
…And this is the Mexican Sunflower. The plant is four feet tall.