considering that flowers aren't really the focus of my gardening efforts (i'm all about the food, ya'll), i do have a few scattered about the yard(s), and can't help photographing them! i love all the bees and butterflies they attract, and appreciate the splashes of color from spring to late fall. feast your eyes upon all of this summer color...
cosmo between the edamame and the black-eyed susans
my zinnia circle (in our old yard)
a small poppy, in my mixed flower bed (old place)
a surprise, unknown flower in a butterfly mix
two varieties of cosmos
i hesitate to show these, because the color is nothing close to the real thing.
these morning glories are more of a deep, velvety purple.
cosmo admires his namesake
cosmo eats a cosmo
mixed flower bed
cosmo checks out a bumble bee on the purple coneflower
dewy lotus (from the farmer's market)
a variety of cosmos growing along the creek down the street
cosmo harvesting cosmo seeds
dwarf sunflower (old place)
full sized sunflower!
this is a Datura wrightii or Sacred Datura (new place)
the huge flowers open up at sundown
they bloom all night, and into the next morning
our landlord planted these zinnia's before he moved
they have been a real draw for butterflies