Flowers For A June Sunday

"Collarette" type Dahlia:
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The Echeveria 'Imbricata' rosettes I re-rooted a few months ago are rooted, growing, and now blooming:
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I finally got a Drakensberg Daisy.  This is promoted as a garden-happy version of the florist's Gerbera.  The flowers are smaller but the plant is supposed to be stronger.
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Color sport of  rose 'Gardens Of The World'.  The original color is magenta rather than this orange.  The sport has been completely stable.
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'Blue Hill' Salvia backed by 'Endless Summer' Hydrangea:
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Pink Lillies rise above the same Hydrangea:
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'Shooting Stars' Hydrangea.  Soil sulphur would blue up those pink bits.  
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Another Dahlia, new this year:  
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Rose 'Comtesse de Provence' is not struggling so much this year.  Has it finally established?  I bought the rose for its unusual fruit-punch fragrance, not for its disease-riddled foliage and spindly canes.
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The bird-planted Sunflower is fully open today:
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Hemerocallis 'Sabine Bauer' flaunts her outlandish beauty:
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Rose 'Peter Mayle' looks elegant in the late afternoon.
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Those are the flowers for a Sunday in June.     photo dahl6057_zps51482d7b.jpg


  1. All lovely, but that first dahlia is just to die for!

    1. It was a must have, and I had a 20% off coupon!

  2. Love that first (and last) Dahlia - what an unusual one! All of your flowers are looking great. Superb bright color you have there.

    1. Yes that's the only "collarette" type I've ever grown.

  3. Thank you, Hoover Boo, for calling her "Comtesse de Provence" not Liv Tyler. Alas, it doesn't help her ungainly characteristics in the garden. Mine sleeps with the shovels.
    I think you'll be pleased with the Drakensberg. Sun or part shade, it's a workhorse for me. Do know that after a couple of years, you may find that its productivity has declined. If so, it's time to dig and divide. I waited so long that I ended up with about a dozen plants out of the one I started with, and all the offspring are thriving.

    1. I hope I get as good results as you are getting with the Drakensburg. I would so love to have a dozen of them! CdP has flopped herself onto a nearby trellis, which has inadvertently done her some good. Sleeps with shovels! Ha! :)

  4. Lovely pictures, especially the first one of that special Collarette Dahlia. And then the rose Comtesse de Provence, such a beauty.

  5. The flowers all look beautiful to me, I love how you have grouped the colours to complement each other.
    xoxoxo ♡


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