Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday flowers

I found the name of the red rose (see below image of the rose) and added another prolifically blooming bush type apricot/salmon pink rose which I don't have the name of because it didn't have a tag.

"Home Run (TM) Rose", Rosa "WEKcisbako' PPAF
Rosa Home Run (TM)

A few flowers blooming in our yard this Friday morning. The wild aster was a surprise, hidden by taller plants. The salvia keeps blooming prolifically. This plain red rose is such a great bloomer too but the real attraction is the gorgeous deep red color, so I had to add two images of the flower. I'm surprised the Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight' is still blooming and nearby, a black millet sprouted from seeds dropped from the bird feeder which I thought was interesting because all the other millet are green in color. Two toad lilies Tricyrtis happily blooming in the shade and the black cohosh after the main stalk finished it is the side stalks turn, and the flowers are still very fragrant.


Blogger Digital Flower Pictures said...

Nice collection of flowers. My Butterfly Bushes are still blooming strong, which is a nice treat.

I enjoy the Wild Aster but be careful it spreads like wildfire, by roots and seeds.

6:58 PM  
Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

The red rose is stunning... do you happen to remember its name? I could handle adding a little of that drama to my garden right now!

9:25 PM  
Blogger kate said...

I love the Toad Lily photographs. I have tried growing them here, but they don't survive the winter.

The red rose is so pretty. I love those simple roses.

8:41 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Chris,
Thanks for the warning about the wild asters. I poked around the yard today and saw two more plants tucked away from view. After they bloom I'll be sure to pull them. The butterfly bush is nice but I was surprised to see the crape myrtles still blooming sporadically.

Hi Kim,
I made it a point to keep the rose tag but I can't seem to remember where I put it. I know I kept it so when I find it I'll let you know the name. It was one of those $2.99 past bloom sale plants but it turned out to be a very nice bargain. Also in the sale bin was an apricot color single rose which was quite nice too. I forgot to take pictures of it but I'll try to post pictures of it if/when I remember to photograph it. The bushes were bigger than the red one so there are more blooms on those bushes and they look like they'll be a nice addition to the yard. We haven't had much luck growing roses but these seem to be quite hardy and started to perk up as soon as I put them in the ground.

Hi Kate,
The toad lilies are nice but the foliage gets to be a bit much. It readily self seeds too so we have many tiny plants coming up several feet away from the mother plants. I do prefer the plain ones more than the spotted. They remind me of orchids more than lilies.

I agree the single roses are my favorite. The multi petaled roses are nice but somewhat too much of a good thing if that's possible.

Thanks all for your comments.

6:55 PM  
Blogger joey said...

I love your toad lily photo ... very photogenic. My variegated variety is a late bloomer and yet to show its face.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

Thanks Joey, the toad lily flowers didn't look like they'd make good subjects for photos but they fooled me. The flowers are surprisingly photogenic.
Our toad lilies just started blooming. I was wondering when they would start and will have to remember that they come on a bit later than the anemones. Hope you'll post pictures when yours blooms. Thanks for the comment.

4:52 PM  
Anonymous mss @ Zanthan Gardens said...

Beautiful colors. I love that rose.

7:21 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

The flower of the rose is actually quite small but it makes up for its size by being a prolific bloomer. I finally found the name of the rose and have posted it under the photo of it. Thanks for your comment.

6:26 AM  
Blogger Connie said...

Beautiful photos! I like the look of the black millet....I bet the birds will go crazy for it.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Thanks Connie,
Actually the birds are so pampered by regular and abundant feedings that they rarely eat any of the millet that have grown from uneaten seeds. Why work when you can just eat. ;)

6:00 PM  
Blogger Connie said...

Ki, My birds are not so pampered....Ha. They have to work for their food in my garden, but I leave them plenty of sunflower heads, and dried up coneflower and black-eyed Susan flowers. Then I get the pleasure of watching them while they work and eat. :-)

9:17 AM  
Blogger Ki said...

I was filling the bird feeders yesterday when my favorite bird, a red breasted nuthatch flew in from somewhere and perched on a feeder pole no more than 3 feet away. I was quite amazed it was so unafraid and it looked at me with a quizzical expression. Well, at least I would like to think so and I hope I'm not anthropomorphizing too much. Supposedly the red breasted nuthatches are getting to be quite scarce in these parts with the white breasted predominating. But I hear nuthatch cries almost everyday even if I don't see them so I'm pleased that the neighborhood habitat is to their liking. Usually it's the chickadees who show no fear so it was a pleasant surprise. I'll keep up with the feedings if close encounters are the reward.

6:31 PM  
Blogger Annie in Austin said...

What happened? I made a comment here on Monday but it's gone... something about how my 'Black Knight' keeps blooming if deadheaded, but the flower heads get smaller and smaller as the season goes on. They still smell wonderful, however, and I hope your Buddleya does too, Ki!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

2:20 PM  
Blogger Ki said...

Hi Annie,
Oh, no. It's catching. I've left several comments on your blog but it never appeared. It's usually my fault because I forget to do the word verification twice.

It's good to know about the deadheading. I'll do that when the flower heads are spent. Unfortunately I don't notice a scent when I'm near the Buddleja but I'll stick my nose in the flowers to see if I can smell something. Maybe it isn't a 'Black Knight' but the flowers sure look like it? Why so many spellings for Buddleia?

6:49 PM  
Blogger Phillip said...

Just discovered your blog and it is full of interesting posts. Do you have any tips on photographing red roses? They always come out as a red blob for me with no definition. I tried to photography Scarlet Meidiland a few days ago and they just looked awful. My camera seems to have problems with reds. Anyway, your photos are excellent!

4:58 PM  

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