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 Elephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
Andrew often joins in too.
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week we're back in my garden.
I wonder how many of you remember me planting my first seedlings here at my current home?
September 2013, I planted 18-24 tiny seedlings of Erigeron, also called seaside daisies.
Now for even more prettiness.
remember the ixias (bulbs) I had in a pot last summer? (along with other varieties of bulbs in pots.)
I have them in the ground this summer, where I will let them multiply and spread. Ixias are tall growing, but with very slim stems and as the sprays of buds open they droop and sway in the slightest breeze. So I planted most of them inside the frame of my windmill where they might get at least a little support.
Here they are>>>
such delicate gorgeousness,
in a range of whites, pinks,
ooh, another pink.
a pink and yellow combination,
and a paler pinky yellow.
another pink spray
here is a side view, with miner gnome Mike smiling up at the beauty.
my ranunculus have thrived better than I expected, so many of the stored bulbs crumbled away to dust.
Next autumn I will purchase double whites, and plant those bulbs randomly amongst the red, they should look wonderful next summer. The young buds are a deep red, the pink ones in the foreground are the oldest blooms.
the windmill that is supporting the delicate ixias, left of the windmill you'll see the dusty millers that are now quite large.
watermelon snack. I love summer fruits!