I'm currently working on my vacation post but since I'm going to be a little while longer, I thought I would show you some of the flowers from around my property. I've been having difficulties with the online photo editor recently and have struggled to crop and place my blog name on my photos. I had to switch to another editor which is currently working, this allowed me finish this post. The photos were only partially uploading, has anyone else had this problem?
Here are my flowers...
These False Sunflowers are growing beside the barn. I love the bright yellow flowers against the old barn board
The False Sunflowers on the front porch in an Ironstone pitcher. This pitcher really comes in handy.
Okay, so this little guy isn't a flower but he's cute! Well actually, he isn't that small. He keeps showing up at our house and hanging out by the entrance.
I have no idea if these crab apples can be made into jelly since I don't know what type of crab apple tree it is. I'm curious though.
This photo of the Columbine was actually taken in the springtime against the side of the barn.
A Black Eyed Susan at the front of my porch.
I have a few of these Malvas in bloom right now and they're gorgeous.
When I moved to my first home I loved the gardens that were already there but unfortunately decided to tear them out since I thought they'd be too much work. The following year I found a Sedum at the side of the house. It had been torn out of the garden before the winter and in the spring it was just laying in the grass on it's side with some soil around it's roots. It was thriving. From that point on, when I decided to rebuild the garden, I definitely bought more Sedums. You can't kill them and I like that!! When I put my house up for sale, I wanted to bring some Sedums to wherever the new house was going to be. My hubby doesn't like them and wanted them left behind. Well....the house we ended up buying was full of them, My estimation would be at least 150 plants. Ha ha!! My poor hubby.
This Black Eyed Susan is in bloom right now. My other one died off a while back but this one was late starting.
This Gladiolus was growing on it's own. There was only one flower on the plant so I stole it for a display. That didn't work. It was quite tall so I had to cut it down quite a bit. I cut some of the seed heads off an ornamental grass trying to add some balance to the height of the Gladiolus. A designer I AM NOT but I had fun. I placed it in the wonderful Ironstone that my hubby bought for me last Christmas.
I think this is a wild Aster (also known as a weed?), Phlox and and Valerian. There's that little Ironstone pitcher again. See? It does come in handy.
My Variegated Maple. I love this tree.
One of our backyard fires, I hope we have at least one more before it's too cold. I know, it isn't a flower either but it looks cozy for a cool evening that we're experiencing right now.
Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed your visit.
~ Kelly ~