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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Rain and Sunflowers

Flighty has shown us his sunflowers, so out I went on this rainy day, to see how mine were doing. There are only a few, but I think the tallest is about 7 feet high.
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Since I had my camera in hand, I had a little wander around the garden to see what else I could find.

I really love tuberous begonias, and have a few of different colours in and amongst my window boxes.










The Hot Cocoa rose seems to be gathering raindrops!

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The sundeck in the rain doesn't seem very inviting ~
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and Mr. Spider is still surfing the web...
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This fuschia survived from last year to bloom again, and the New Guinea impatiens adds a cheery note to the table on the deck.








I picked some Folklore roses, because the branches were bending quite low ~ and put them on my kitchen window sill.

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Even though it was a bit of a blustery wet day, the colourful flowers brightened it up!

8 comments:

  1. Those sunflowers can bring cheer whatever the weather! And your begonias are so pretty. I like that fluffy ruffly red one quite well. What a lovely collection of colour you've got despite the rain.

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  2. Thanks Nikki ~ :) Yes, I agree, they are cheerful! I think you like red ruffly flowers...like my peony, and roses too. Later on I'm going to put the begonia tubers in a cardboard box in peat moss over the winter. Sometimes I wait too long and the bulbs are mushy!

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  3. They look great, and are taller than mine by at least a couple of feet! And is that a bumblebee on the last one?
    It's nice to see plenty of colour when it's dull like that.
    Thanks for the linked mention. xx

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  4. Perhaps you would rather have sun than rain Glo but I have to admit a little rain sounds really good to me! Love to see your flowers---even on a wet day :-)

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  5. The sunflowers look so amazing Glo(w) ;o)
    You really know how to cheer my day up with bright beautiful colour!
    *loved the pic btw... good fun!

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  6. Flighty ~ If min are taller, it's probably because we have had more sun this summer than you have and yes, that is a bumblebee on the sunflower. You're more than welcome about the mention :)

    Roomie ~ actually rain is indeed welcome, but autumn is definitely in the air as well. When the sun comes out, it is still very pleasant, but when it hides away, it's a little coolish! Glad you enjoy my flowers:)

    Daffy ! Very happy to cheer you up with sunflowers and swinging rabbirs ;) LOL I enjoyed putting it all together, and pleased you got a kick out of it!

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  7. Glo you have a lovely garden. The rain seems very familiar and I so agree the colours of the garden do brighten the spirits on a dull day. I really must have begonias next year, my step-dad has had some beauties, and I have felt quite envious, yours look like his. x

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  8. Thanks Louise! My garden does have potential, and I enjoy having colourful and fragrant flowers around the place. I'm also a fan of window boxes and planters. Yes, the tuberous begonias are special, and I usually have my kitchen window box filled with them, but this year I have an assortment of flowers.

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