Sunday, September 25, 2011

The backyard continues to bloom

These Helenium Autumnale or common sneezeweed is in full bloom. The days are still hot and these beautiful yellow and orange flowers are like a bright light in a dark flowerbed. I love them, standing about 3' tall they are covered in blooms until the frost. This is such an exciting time in the garden, and in the yard. Things are blooming, the garden is producing and we are weeding and trimming like mad! It seems to be the year of the bugs though, I have been fighting things like spider mites, and tomatoe worms along with silverfish and bunnies this year. Gardening isn't for the faint of heart! Thank goodness Fall is almost here!

5 comments:

  1. Wow! Stunning. Your garden is putting on a Grande Finale.

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  2. beautiful painting,, just lovely,, the bugs, and worms,, yucky huh, I guess thats the dark side of gardening but the good with bad,, some bugs we need and some are just a pain,,

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  3. Inspiring! I've just noticed some of our daisies are starting to bloom again now the worst of the heat is over.

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  4. So lovely Desiree. Yummy colors.

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