Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fern and Flowers

A small fern for the table on the front porch.

A bumble bee collecting nectar, with his hips full of pollen on a cucumber bloom.

A okra blossom.

A bee visiting the bee balm. It is always a good idea to plant bee balm near your veggie garden.

Creeping Jenny on a Georgia brick. I have had this same Creeping Jenny for years. It is so easy to transplant. Basically you just have to toss it on the ground and cover with a little soil. More on the bricks can be found here.

I always grow Nasturtium from seed. Nasturtium is a type of water cress and you can use the flowers in salads. They taste a bit peppery.

I found lily what I call an Orange Double Ditch Day Lilly, in our old yard. On country back roads in these parts, you can see beautiful orange lilies blooming in ditches. Usually they are just a single, but this lily is a mutant double. I like her.


NV said...

OH, I am really loving these pix! What a great yard to have. Mine is 95 percent weeds. :-)

Natalie at Our Old Southern House said...

my grandmother had TRIPLE orange daylillies she propagated. i've moved them to four houses now with me (and leaving some behind...they spread like the dickens). i love orange day lillies--so southern.
and don't you just love okra blossoms. they're one of my favorite flowers for sure.

Jay said...

These pics are AMAZING Jenni, the fern is selaginella

Sandy said...

Absolutely beautiful!

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