Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Garden Volunteers

(Click on photos to enlarge)

This spring I got a late start in the garden, and then I ended up not really planting all that I had wanted to. Much less than the year before. Fortunately some garden volunteers visited, providing some lovely late season blooms for our enjoyment.

I'm referring to these pink and white Cosmos! It seemed like it was going to take forever for them to bloom ~ and, I'd hoped, before our first frost. We were finally rewarded! There was an even taller one, almost reaching the eaves of the house, but the last round of heavy rainstorms that passed through South Carolina snapped the stalk off. I should have tied it off higher up the plant.

There were a few Zinnia volunteers as well, but they were nowhere near as prolific as these Cosmos. Wonder if they'll return next year?

'Til next time,

Mary

2 comments:

Kindred Sisters said...

Mary I love that top photo of the garden volunteers. That is an awesome photograph, so misty, delicate, and colorful.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Mary - your garden pictures are gorgeous! What beautiful flowers to enjoy!

hugs,
Doreen

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