I actually took these photos last week, with all the record high temperatures we have been having mixed with no rain in weeks and none in sight, the flowers are starting to wilt and turn yellow. So are the trees. I am afraid that the beautiful fall colors will not be so spectacular this year because of the lack of rain.
I love this burgundy colored sunflower. It is from Burpee seed and is called a "Chianti" The blooms are not very big, but are a rich burgundy color.
I love this little orange flower too. Does anybody have any idea what it is? It's stems almost look like daffodils. I planted them two years ago and forgot to mark what they are. This is the first year they have bloomed.
And last but certainly not least are the marigolds. I think Marigolds have gotten a bad rap. I hear people say they smell bad and they don't like them because they are too common. While I agree they aren't exactly "perfumy" smelling, I like the scent because it reminds me of fall. And marigolds are common because they are so easy to grow. I always just scrape a place in the soil fill with seeds and pretty much forget about them and they always grow. I especially like the colors of these.
Does anyone know how to do a rain dance? Boy, we sure could use it. When you walk in our yard it's like walking on hay. It is so dry.
Hope everyone is having a great week.