Friday, September 23, 2016

Mexican Bush Sage, Purple Coneflower, Impatiens, Giant Zinnia, and Tithonia Flowers

Mexican bush sage: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Happy autumn, floral Friday and welcome to "this week in my Maryland garden!" The Mexican bush sage has started to bloom and I'm always thrilled to not only see the flowers but feel their super soft texture. They're almost as soft as pussy willows. I overwintered this plant in the house as it's not perennial in our planting zone.
Pretty white impatiens: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
The white impatiens I planted in early spring is still putting out lovely flowers in a semi-shady area.
Purple coneflower with red zinnias: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
This volunteer purple coneflower sprung up in the middle of my giant zinnia area but I let it stay. I'll probably move it later this fall or early next spring, but for now I'm enjoying the contrast.
Butterfly, red zinnia, pink zinnia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
I only planted red giant zinnia seeds but also got pink and purple from the package. The bees and butterflies like them all so I do too.
Mexican sunflower aka tithonia: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Our biggest annuals this year are the tithonia (also called Mexican sunflower). They are huge and covered in pretty flowers.

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

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