Eye Candy

How about some zinnias?


Or some… uh… “purple flowers”. Yeah, that’s what they’re called:

Purple flowers

This was a really good year for my flower beds. It will be sad to see those fading in the next couple of weeks. The bougainvillea experiment was somewhat successful. I had lots of flowers in the spring, but the plant looked pretty sad in the summer, with no flowers and almost no leaves. But then it made a comeback, so I hope the flowers will stick around until frost. It was more successful than trying to grow one in a pot last year, but I’m not sure whether I’ll try it again next year. It didn’t grow nearly as much as I’d hoped it would. But it still added some interest.


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7 Responses to Eye Candy

  1. Kitten says:

    Pretty! I’m just starting to think about planting flowers here. Maybe in a couple of weeks…

  2. margene says:

    Everything is starting to fade, but flowers of fall still give us all they’ve got!

  3. Chris says:

    Oh! Purple flowers! My favorite!

  4. elizabeth says:

    They’re lovely! This was not a good year for my zinnias. The cosmos took over the bed and I think a wayward morning glory vine choked my zins. I need to get out and collect seeds for next year’s planting!

  5. Carrie K says:

    For a brief moment there I thought you were experimenting growing pot, not growing IN a pot. Those flowers are definitely eye candy! Their brief loveliness is part of their charm.

  6. jill says:

    Beautiful flowers! I’m going to miss them too. We also tried a bougainvillea this year and had the same thing you did; it’s just not a high desert plant. My mom’s (in southern California) goes like a garden monster. I suppose I’ll just have to enjoy hers on visits. Happy weekend!

  7. Cookie says:


    Are those half open Cosmos?

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