Friday, June 20, 2014

Zinnia, Vinca, Coreopsis, Geranium and Lantana for Floral Friday

Petite bright pink zinnia: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, June 2014
Happy floral Friday! This week in my Maryland garden we've had both dry spells and heavy rain. I took these photos after a heavy rain so some of the flowers have raindrops (the rest are just drenched). This little zinnia's petals are still opening.
White vina: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, June 2014
 The edges of this white vinca's petals are so wet they're nearly transparent.
Bicolor coreopsis: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, June 2014
Although this bright red and yellow coreopsis flower is quite welcome, it was a bit of a surprise to see it blooming one one of the stems of a dark red coreopsis plant.
Hot pink geranium: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, June 2014
I overwintered my geraniums and they're quite leggy but since they're still blooming I'm hesitant to cut them back.
Kaleidoscope lantana: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, June 2014The lanta
Bees and butterflies love lantana and it's the only thing I can get to grow in the corner between the driveway and sidewalk. The soil there dries out faster than anywhere else in our garden. Lantana truly is drought resistant once established and the butterflies and bees love it.

Thank you for joining me on this week's mini photo tour of my Maryland garden! May the God who created all the beautiful flowers bless and keep you!

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