September 27th, 2011
Searching for Autumn Flowers
Posted by Francesca
Alas! Summer is officially over as the first day of autumn was on Friday. Yesterday you got to see some of our new fall wardrobe, which we will be happy to wear when the temperatures start dropping. Well, we’re not quite ready to let go of summer and all of its beauty, so we decided to go around the farm and see what flowers are still blooming.
1 Even though the season is growing colder, there are still lots of lovely flowers blooming at the farm. These are anemone, a favorite among gardeners, as they bloom several times during the season.
2 Oh look, Sharkey! Anemones are growing by the greenhouse as well, and these are a lovely shade of pink.
3 They are a great flower for cutting as they can last up to nine days in a vase if they are cut right before the blossom opens! Of course, you must also change the water in the vase daily.
4 Speaking of cut flowers, why don't we check out the cutting garden and see what else is blooming?
5 Sharkey! Where did you disappear to?
6 I'm in here, Franny! Look at all of these blossoms!
7 Oh, I know what these are! They're zinnias! I remember them because they have such brightly pigmented petals. They make festive autumn arrangements.
8 They aren't the most fragrant flowers but I'm picking up a little whiff of something.
9 I love this shade of fuchsia! It's so bright and cheery on an overcast day like today. Hey Sharkey, take a look at this one over here!
10 That is one giant bee going about its business of collecting nectar and picking up pollen. Don't disturb it!
11 Sorry, Franny, I got distracted by these velvety lamb's ears.
12 Lamb's ears are grown more for the texture and color of its foliage than for its bloom Why, if they were my color, they would look just like my ears!
13 And look at this pink sedum called Autumn Joy. These flowers add a lot of color to the late summer and fall garden. Hey! I have an idea. Let's get some clippers and cut some blossoms to make a mixed arrangement for Martha!
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