Friday, June 24, 2016

Bicolor Marigold, Day Lily, Coreopsis, Golden Sundrop and Gladiola Flowers

Glowing post rain bicolor marigold: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Happy Friday and welcome to "this week in my Maryland garden!" I took these photos just after a heavy rain and the flowers almost seemed to glow. The marigolds are starting to fill out nicely and I love the color combo of the bicolor red/orange and gold marigold in the top photo.
Raindrops on El Dorado day lily: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Our El Dorado day lilies started blooming this week. I love their deep red detailing. 
Red coreopsis with white edging: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
The red coreopsis featured last week has new blooms but the older ones' petals are fading to white. I like how they look both ways. If I stay on top of deadheading the spent flowers we can have blooms through frost on these amazing plants.
Bright golden sundrop flower: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
The golden sundrops are already providing food and entertainment for our native golden finches. The birds love the seedy centers of these pretty flowers.
Bicolor gladiola flowers: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Last year's gladiola photo was nicer but I wanted to include this one to mark their first week blooming in our Maryland garden this year. The sweet peas and echinacea are starting to crowd them out so I was pleasantly surprised to see the gladiola flowers.

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

Related posts:
A year ago in my flower garden:
Golden finches on black eyed Susans:
Yellow finches feeding:

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