Flowers! in Day by Day

  • May 11, 2018, 12:52 p.m.
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We’re enjoying the color burst of blooming flowers these days, so I thought I’d share some photos with you. My husband grabbed the camera to get some shots of wild parakeets feeding on the black sunflowers. I’ve no idea what he did but he not only did not get photos of the birds, he erased several of the photos of Amaryllis! So all I have left is the shot of his hand holding a nice bunch he picked for me. There’s so much pollen, it fell off on the petals:

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Here is the black sunflower. We saved some seeds and made up little seed packets and gave them to the first ten takers.

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This is a shot of the black and yellow sunflowers side by side:

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Can you find the bee?

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And finally, for my Prosebox buddy, Simple Mind, the latest batch of orchids to bloom:

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Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms and surrogate moms who rise to the occasion again and again!

GypsyWynd May 11, 2018

Beautiful here, too!! 😃

ConnieK GypsyWynd ⋅ May 11, 2018

Thanks again. LOL! I think I've opened a bag of worms.

GypsyWynd ConnieK ⋅ May 11, 2018

Works are good for the garden.😀

woman in the moon May 11, 2018

Lovely flowers. Orchids always seem to exotic to me. I gave the kids one for their anniversary - I have no idea how it will do.

ConnieK woman in the moon ⋅ May 11, 2018

Orchids are hardier than they look. Dappled sunlight is best and inside during your winters.

simple mind May 11, 2018

I like the hanging boxes! Very cool. :)

ConnieK simple mind ⋅ May 11, 2018

Easy to build and as the roots grow, they can bust slats out easily.

a mote, floating May 11, 2018

Gorgeous! I love the spotlight quality of that last shot.
And I had never seen black sunflowers before. Stunning. I remember when we lived in Dorchester, we'd see sunflowers in people's yards, with plastic bags tied around their heads to collect the seeds.

ConnieK a mote, floating ⋅ May 11, 2018

I had a devil of a time taking those pictures. The wind kept spinning then around. Taken very late afternoon...5:30 or so. A friend from Maine gave us the seeds. I passed out 10 packets and asked everyone that if they came up, please share some of those seeds with us. We want to see how many generations we can get out of the original.

Tying plastic bags seems mean to the plant. They turn their heads as the sun moves across the sky. I can only think it stresses the plant. Of course, we pulled our plants as soon as the birds started going after the seeds.

Shattered May 11, 2018

I cannot get orchids to bloom to save my life.

ConnieK Shattered ⋅ May 11, 2018

Give them more sun and see if that helps.

QueenSuzu May 11, 2018

Never saw or even heard of black sunflowers, very cool indeed and no I could not spot the bee.

ConnieK QueenSuzu ⋅ May 11, 2018

They were new to me. The bee was on the lower half of the round seed pod. He's the same color as the flower and the picture comes out a lot smaller on PB.

Ragdolls May 11, 2018

Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

ConnieK Ragdolls ⋅ May 12, 2018

Thanks. Wish YOU would share once in a while. I think I've been more than patient.

Marg May 15, 2018

Beautiful! I'd never seen a black sunflower before!

ConnieK Marg ⋅ May 15, 2018

I hadn't, either. I hope the seeds off the plants come up. I'd like to see how many generations I can get. :)

Ferret Mom June 08, 2018

Wild parakeets? We don't have wild ones here.

Hope your Mother's Day was good. I have been behind on Prosebox and am trying to get caught up. Just didn't get back in the groove right away after I moved.

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