Flowers I can still admire in my garden

There are still some flowers in front of our house and in our garden and I’d like to share their beauty and my experience in growing them with you.

Pelargonium-peltatum

– Pelargonium peltatum –

I love this variety of Pelargonium, they are so easy to grow and have never disappointed me. If I forget to water them from time to time, they don’t fade right away and although they need fertilising if they are supposed to be rich in flowers, they endure somewhat harsh condition too. I used to decorate our windows with them but now I plant them into pots and big containers in front of our house to prevent our new outside plastering from being damaged.

Pelargonium-peltatum

This year I wanted to try also something new. I’ve chosen combination of Verbena – that’s the purple flower below – and Bidens – that’s the yellow one. First they didn’t look like I had expected but as soon as I started to fertilize them regularly, lots of new flowers appeared and now they are beautiful. Although I had chosen this combination by chance, just today I’ve read that they are recommended as a pair to be planted into containers so obviously I had a good idea. Surprise, surprise!

Verbena-Bidens

I read somewhere that there is nothing to do in a garden now when autumn has come but I can see it quite differently. There are so many things to be finished… We were gardening all the weekend and when moving from one part of the garden to another I noticed the beautiful flowers of Lonicera.

Lonicera-periclymenum

– Lonicera periclymenum –

This Lonicera grows on a neighbour’s flower bed but climbs our fence so some branches are at our side. I found a broken one yesterday so I cut it and put it into earth, it might produce roots if I’m lucky. Berries are poisonous but are also used for medical and homeopathic purposes.

The following Rudbeckia fulgida is a perennial plant. I bought it a few years ago and I’ve been completely satisfied with it. The plant is about 60 centimetres high and it boasts lots of flowers from August to October. It’s easy to be propagated, you can easily dig out part of the root ball which spreads itself quite quickly. The plant should be suitable for being cut into a vase but I tried and the flowers faded within two or three days so that wasn’t quite successful.

Rudbeckia-fulgida

– Rudbeckia fulgida –

Being so happy with Rudbeckia fulgida, I bought another variety – Rudbeckia hirta – and didn’t notice at first that it was an annual plant. This variety has more petals and different centre of the flower, it is not that high either, just about 40 centimetres. I hope that I’ll be able to gather some seeds for the next year.

Rudbeckia-hirta

– Rudbeckia hirta –

If you wonder what the silver prickles in the last photo are, that’s decorative grass – Festuca glauca. {I’m thrilled to have saved all the labels!}

I’m always astonished to see flowers in your gardens I’ve never seen or heard of as well as I’m astonished to see there the same flowers I have. Are you familiar with any of these flowers?

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