Friday, June 19, 2015

Coreopsis, Zinnia, Hydrangea, Dahlia and Golden Sundrop Flower Photos

Bee on red coreopsis: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
Happy floral Friday and welcome to "this week in my Maryland garden!" I had so many "critter on flower" pictures that I'm saving some for the next "wild Wednesday" post so be sure to come back for those. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy today's pretty blooms. The red coreopsis are still going strong and the bees are enjoying the sea of flowers.
Giant orange zinnia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
I was super excited to see our first giant zinnia bloom. After falling in love with the giant red zinnias at the National Arboretum last year, I bought a seed packet that was supposed to produce only red flowers in hopes of having some of my own. Even though this one is clearly orange (and not red), I love it. Since this flower opened I've seen another from the seed packet with white blooms. I think more than 20 of the seeds sprouted so there are at least 18 more changes for an actual red zinnia.
Baby hydrangea: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
Last year I don't think our hydrangeas produced any flowers so I was thrilled to see flower heads forming this year. This is our very first bloom of the year (it's just starting to open).
Miniature dahlia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
The miniature dahlias I planted earlier this spring are producing another rush of flowers.
Heliopsis (golden sundrops): Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2015
And the heliopsis plants (also called golden sundrops) are producing a lot of bright yellow flowers which have been atracting golden finches. Usually I deadhead flowers this early in the season but I've been leaving spent blooms on these because I like watching the finches feed on them.

That's all for this week's mini flower garden tour. Thank you for visiting! May God bless you!

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