Friday, September 5, 2014

Flowers, Freeloaders and Funkiness for Floral Friday

Insect on orange tithonia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
Happy floral Friday and welcome to "this week in my Maryland garden!" I thought "freeloaders" made better title material than "insects" and I love alliteration so hope you got a lift from the title. It's starting to look more autumnal than summery in our garden but we still have some flowers blooming.
Insect on hot pink rose: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
The strawberries and cream rose bush has been overrun by morning glories, obedient plants, evening primrose and now a grasshopper. But we keep pulling the overzealous plants away for this year. I think we'll move it to the main rose garden next spring to give it a better chance.
Funky bicolor dahlia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
This lemon and cream (not the actual name, just what I call it) dahlia is now blessing our living room in a vase with a bunch of similar flowers.
Orange African daisy: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
 The African daisies that I managed to keep deadheaded are still blooming. 
Funky dahlia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2014
Our uniform looking dahlias seem to be taking a little break but the funky looking ones are going strong. I like their curly petals and varied colors.

Thank you for visiting! May God bless you!

How is your garden doing now that September is here?  Do you have any late summer/early fall gardening tips to share? I'd love to hear them!

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