Garden Bloggers Bloom Day
August 15, 2014
Once again, there are sunflowers in bloom and if I am lucky I will have even more next month.
There are lots of sunflowers on my Pinterest pages.
Sunflowers are big, happy flowers. I love them.
The common name “sunflower” applies to the popular annual species Helianthus annuus.
You can buy the seed at Renee’s Garden.
So, we have flowers 24-7 at the Hobson Estate in the summer. Datura, sometimes called moon flower, is a “witches weed.” Datura has a history of causing delirious states and death. It was well-known as an essential ingredient of potions and witches’ brews. The seeds are produced in lots of spiky balls. Fail to pick up every single seed pod, and you will have more every year. They take up lots of space.
When I first moved here it was a long time before I got to plant these bulbs. I gave away a lot of these bulbs. The original few I had were given to me by two different friends. Before I moved to Cape, I dug up a small portion the many that bloomed every year in the hottest part of the summer.
If you have these lilies, how did you get yours? I gave about six bulbs each to at least 5 different people. Every year I think of the friends who gave them to me. It looks like it is about time to divide them again.
“We can have flowers nearly every month of the year.” ~ Elizabeth Lawrence.
Carol at May Dreams Gardens started Garden Bloggers Bloom Day. What’s blooming in your garden? Share with other garden bloggers on the 15th of each month. Leave a link in Mr. Linky and the comments of May Dreams Gardens.
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