Friday, July 18, 2014

Sunflowers, Dahlias, Marigolds, Verbena: This Week in My Maryland Garden

Sunflower macro: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, July 2014
Happy floral Friday! This week my Maryland garden produced its first sunflower. We now have four sunflower plants blooming and some more just sprouting (the package said it would be about 60 days from sowing to blooming so we should still be able to enjoy them before frost appears).
Dinner plate dahlia: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, July 2014
The dahlias are flower powerhouses. I love the big flowers on the "dinner plate dahlia" plants and the abundant ones on the minis. The bees do too.
Bicolor marigold and insect: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, July 2014
Last week featured several marigold photos but I hope you'll still enjoy this one.
Bicolor dahlia: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, July 2014
This is the first of my white and yellow bicolor dahlias. I like the unusual curly petals.
Bicolor verbena: Copyright © by Phyllis Wheeler, July 2014
The verbena is another strong bloomer. These plants have been blooming since early spring. We lost a couple in the window boxes but the ones in the ground seem happy.

I hope you enjoyed this week's mini photo tour of my Maryland garden! May the God who created all these beautiful flowers bless you abundantly!

Which is your favorite flower photo from this post? What flowers make you think of summer?

Related posts:
Spring dahlias:
Dahlia macros:
Cat smells dahlia:
Yellow dahlia and more:

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