September FlowersPosted: September 26, 2022
It is so nice to still have a yard full of flowers, especially after a vacation in the North where leaves were beginning to fall. Of course, the temperatures are in the 90s, but one can’t have it all. The Zinnias, that decided a better place to grow was in the driveway bed, are putting on a nice display over hot concrete.
I thinned out and cut back the Cardinal Flowers early in the season and they are putting on a very controlled presentation attracting the migrating hummingbirds.
The Amberique Bean I mentioned in a previous post as running amok is flowering like crazy. The tiny flowers are so sweet and make a good substitute for Sweet Peas that do not like our climate.
The Mexican Sunflowers or Tithonia have skyrocketed and are taller than me. This was the only flower I could photograph.
The Abelmoschus moschatus is an odd plant that blooms on and off all summer. It is related to hibiscus and each flower lasts for just one day. I have been trying to get a good grouping so it will look as if it is always blooming. I do have many more flowers in bloom, these are a few that caught my eye.