What's blooming in the garden on the 15th of the month.
Mass blooms are highlighted this month. First up is the cleome that ate Alexandria. This out of control monster does a good job of scaring away the neighborhood kids. Dwarf sunflowers cower in fear at the other side of the yard. Across the walk are some Mexican zinnias continuing to spread and merge into one large clump.
The hedge of cosmos feeding the bumblebees are showing their age with fewer blossoms and thinner plants. My canary yellow zinnias are new this year and live up to their name. If I can only keep the finches from plucking off the petals to get at the seeds, they would be spectacular.
And the sweet alyssum is flowing and oozing onto the brick pavers, providing a delicious fragrance and giving some contrast to the frog - my garden bling.
Find other garden bloggers' bloom days at the blog May Dreams Gardens.
|Helianthus annuus "Waooh"||Zinnia agustifolia|
|Cosmos sulphureus||Zinnia "Canary"|
Harvested: 8 cherry tomatoes, 3 cucumbers, 2 chilis, 2 tomatoes