Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sandbox All Stars

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Last year Bella of Bella’s Rose Garden offered anyone that was interested a packet of mauve poppy seeds that she had collected from her garden.  I jumped at the chance of growing some in the Sandbox.  They are just the palest shade of mauve.  So pretty and delicate.   I hope to collect the seed from my own crop and start them in all kinds of places for next year.  I will have a much bigger display.
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The Black Eye Susan or Brown Eye Susan or Rudbeckia ‘hirta’ is a native plant that just pops up here and there in the garden.  I love the flower heads and the fact that it stands up to drought and heat just fine.
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The red Zinnias are just so colourful in the garden.  They don’t seem to mind all this heat and dryness either. 

My husband and I had a wonderful time at the wedding yesterday.  I wanted so badly to share pictures but I know the Mother of the Groom will want to do that so you get more pictures of my flowers.  There was a lovely downpour as we were sitting down to the wedding dinner and I was hoping that the rain was falling over the Sandbox but when we got home we found that it did not get here.    I hope you had a wonderful weekend.    Can you believe that we begin the last week of July.   It just goes by so fast.  


I am joining Mary at DearLittleRedHouse for Mosaic Monday

Valerie

17 comments:

Sharon said...

Those poppies are gorgous! Thanks for sharing your pics!

eileeninmd said...

I also love those poppies, the color is beautiful. Love your Black eyed Susans and the Zinnias. Your gardens mus tlove lovely! Wonderful photos.

Snap said...

Wonderful poppies and gorgeous, bright color on the zinnias and black-eyed Susans. Glad you enjoyed the wedding!

Pondside said...

We have so many bold red and orange poppies - it's a treat to see the softer hues. I have a lovely pale pink but your lavender poppies are winners!
Sorry you haven't had any rain. Out here it rains and rains and within days of the cessation we are desperate to water - that's life on an island where all the moisture just rolls off and into the sea.

Bernie said...

What a fabulous colour for a poppy. Love it! I think I'd be collecting the seeds too. Great summer blooms.

Lorrie said...

What a pretty poppy colour. I've never seen them like that. I love the paler colours.

We've had so much rain lately but the sun has shone for the past couple of days and it's more than welcome.

Vee said...

Oh those poppies are unlike any I've ever seen. No wonder you jumped at the chance to have some. Yes, it is hard to believe that this is the last week of July. We must savor each moment!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They are all beautiful! The mauve poppy is really outstanding! ♥

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, The wedding was wonderful. Hot!!! I have put up my pictures. Take care and will talk later, relaxing now. hugs and thanks Jen.

Teagarden said...

Thanks for sharing this nice mosaic,
have a great week!
Markus

Veronica said...

Poppies are such happy plants and seed themselves happily and prolificly. Love the colour.

Veronica
www.tasselsandtwigs.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Love the poppies. They're gorgeous! But especially those zinnias :) One of my favorites!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

great pictures..I especially love those poppies...never saw them in that color before!

Shirley said...

The mauve poppy is very pretty. Have a terrific week!

Ingmarie We said...

Oh I like your photos of the poppy very much! It looks like silkpaper...Have a very good week.

shirley said...

Glad to hear you got rain, too. I love poppies - if I had more time, they would be in my garden. Lovely diptychs - perfect for summer!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

It is hard t believe it is almost August! Summer always seems to pass too quickly.

I like the pastel color of your new poppy --it's very unique! I hope you get soem rain soon. We finally had a rainy day after three weeks of dryness..it felt good!

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