Time for Today's Flowers again! ... hosted by TF team, Luiz, Denise, Laerte & Valkyrien. Interested to participate? ... please visit their site.
Today, I am featuring treats from Mother Nature! lol It seems like every year I get new plants from the old and I don't even have to do anything. The 3 photos below are my original phlox ... noticed their solid colors?
... and then one year, I noticed this phlox with creamy-white centers.
... while this one is just the opposite. I don't remember planting these two, besides, I stopped planting phlox because deer love them... and i have a love-hate relationship with deer ;) Could it be the results of the top three above? ... i don't know.
Last year I harvested seeds of these fluted cosmos from a friend's garden, I remember the seeds were of pink, darker pink and white ...
... dark pink
... plain white
... and what a nice surprise when this pale/soft pink came up this year!
... here's another look of that pale pink
Here's an old timer burgundy-red cosmos, seeds were harvested from last year.
... pink/purplish cosmos
... white cosmos
... and another surprise! ... a very light pink cosmos w/ burgundy edging appeared this year! Each petal is outlined in burgundy-red! I will surely gather seeds from this breed.
...and how about this cosmos? I definitely did not have this last year. I love the look of its petals, like they were painted with a brush. It will be thrilling to watch what wonders will emerge next year.
... a close up.
Here's my favorite ... my solid peachy-orange colored hibiscus
... and then one day, I noticed one, just one multi-colored bloom! Is this unique or what?
... and how about a Siamese twin coneflower? lol ... certainly a double beauty and a double pleasure for me and the bees!
... can't resist to show you this!
Oh well, as they say, variety is the spice of life and I surely welcome new flowers each year. Thank you, Mother Nature!!!