Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to TheElephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week we're back in my garden.
I also placed it near the front corner so it can be easily seen, with fast growing seedlings behind it.
marigolds, can't wait for these to flower, I love the bright orange colour.
these stocks are from a packet of mixed colours a neighbour gave me, so the colours will be a surprise.
the hollyhocks are growing from seed I collected on my walks around the neighbourhood when I first moved in. I put each colour seed in separate envelopes, but for this planting I took a few from each and mixed them in a cup, then planted randomly. They will be pink, dark pink and near black.
a whole bunch of anemones blooming all at once!
same anemones the next day.
a different view.
freesias with red ranunculus to the left. I think ranunculus are members of the buttercup family, is that right?
most of the pots have been moved down into the garden, they were getting sunburnt up on the porch, delicate anemones with crisp brown edges....
I grouped the pots by flower type and tried to place them where they would look good, but it's a bit messy. The pots just aren't pretty.
My plan is to plant the bulbs next season in the spots where the pots are now, for drifts of mixed colours.
the rectangular pots of grape hyacinth and bluebells are edging the front corner. The ground is uneven so nothing is sitting right, but once the pots are gone, that won't matter.
let's finish with photos of my favourites. Ixias.
I'm definitely buying more of these!
in every colour I can find.
I still need to decide what else to put in between the other stuff.
Small, non invasive, hardy, colourful.
I'll keep looking.