Friday, August 19, 2016

Giant Dahlia, Echinacea, Dianthus, Vinca and Zinnia Flowers

Dinnerplate dahlia flower macro: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
Happy floral Friday and welcome to "this week in my Maryland garden!" Our pale yellow dinnerplate dahlia started blooming. I love the giant flowers (this one is about 7" wide).
Purple coneflowers,different stages: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
The echinacea (purple conflower) plants are still putting out a few fresh flowers, although the majority have faded.
Perky pink dianthus: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
This dianthus is doing the best of all if its kind in my garden. It's the only one in part shade (the rest are in full sun, which I think is what their tag said they prefer, but clearly mine like some shade).
Bicolor vinca with dew drops: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
The vinca flowers continue to bloom nicely. I liked the glistening dew drops on this one.
Big pink zinnias: Copyright © Phyllis Wheeler, 2016
The zinnias are the star of the garden this year, partly because I planted so many and partly because the birds, butterflies and bees love them. 

Thank you for visiting! I hope this finds you safe and cool, despite the summer heat. May God bless and keep you!

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Funky dahlias:
Sunflower & dahlia:

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