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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Prairie Photos - Green Thumb Sunday

 
 
Green Thumb Sunday -
Our Prairie Photos!
What's blooming 
"Your Way?" 

17 comments:

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

So pretty! I love that second picture especially. I found one Black-Eyed Susan blooming today, but the rest will be awhile. Phlox and Daylilies are the newest things blooming here.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Catherine! My rudbeckia began blooming about a week ago. Yours will soon. :-)

Chad and Brandy said...

With the heat wave we (and everyone else) are going through, these are one of the few plants that are able to handle the heat. Gotta love native plants.

Rosemary said...

Something so cheery about black eyed susans

Cameron said...

The rudbeckia hirta are doing so much better here than the fulgida. The Goldfinches adore eating the seeds, so my flowers are missing lots of petals from their tiny little feet hanging on while they munch! I don't mind at all.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Chad and Brandy, You're right! And I've missed you!! Thanks for your visit. :-)

Hi Rosemary. I love them, too!

Hi Cameron - Not going to complain? I understand completely!!! Love the whole circle of how everything fits together!! :-)

Randy Emmitt said...

Shady,
those are my favorite black-eyed susans, can't do anything but kill them. The common ones do fine here and the birds brought us some wild ones over by the back of the pond this year.

Better check out my butterfly post my dear..

Nutty Gnome said...

Lovely photos Shady, and I've enjoyed catching up on all your back posts - those shots of the butterflies on the prairie flowers are wonderful!

New blog post up now on my site at last - so you can see why I've been MIA!!! :)

catmint said...

I think this is my favourite kind of garden, I just adore the colours of the second photo. Soaking up the sunshine and thriving. Of course one of the things about a wildflower garden is that it doesn't last, and while it's blooming, you can't control it, it just does its thing. I've just noticed the bee right in the middle of the top rudbeckia, it's like a flower hat.

Patsi said...

White and yellow nice combo.
My link to Green Thumb Sunday went dead. I'll have to check yours.

troutbirder said...

In spite of hot and muggy, your gardens are lookin good, Shady.
With all the early rain the prarie late summer and early autumn praries flowers will be spectacular. Hayden Prairie (Iowa) and especially Shooting Star bike trail and Lake Louise State Park near LeRoy on the Iowa border. :)

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Randy, I really did post a response once, but I'm going to say that I DID check out your post. It made me Very Happy! :-)

Hi Liz. I'll be right over!!

Hi catmint. Thanks for your visit. I love the native wildflowers as well. :-) Easter bonnet? lol

Patsi, I no longer have a link, either. Don't know what to do about it... guess I'll just continue to post when I feel like it! :-)

troutbirder, Mr. Shady and I Must get up to NE Iowa!!

Rose said...

There's something about black-eyed Susans that always makes me smile; they are such cheery plants. I have one volunteer growing in the middle of my daylilies, where it shouldn't be, but I don't have the heart to pull it out. They play well with other, too, as your second photo shows.

Lisa said...

Beautiful yellow flowers. Great shot.

Lisa from Acoustic Guitar Software

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Rose, Talk about serendipity! I have volunteer phlox that have "walked" all over the front yard this year. I cannot pull them out... and they are different from many of the others I have. 'Tis fun!

Thanks, Lisa!

Grace said...

Beautiful! And the bees definitely look like they're taking advantage of the situation.

Shady Gardener said...

Hi Grace! :-)