favorite annuals

motria(z6 Chicago)September 7, 2006

Thought I'd share a few favorites..

sunflower 'moulin rouge'

this photo doesn't do justice to the electric blue of salvia patens

nicotiana langsdorfii

cosmos 'giant tetra trianon'

jewels of opar 'kingwood gold'

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Great photos! I really like that Sunflower. I have a Cambridge Blue Salvia that looks very similar to yours. It is a beautiful color, isn't it!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2006 at 9:10PM
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motria(z6 Chicago)

My salvia is called "blue angel" from park's seed. I'll bet they're pretty much the same as the cambridge.

Here's a couple more groovy annuals. (Can you tell I had a lot of space to fill before the WSown perennials fill in my new beds?)

The ever statuesque cardoon (with amaranth behind) -

.. and unusual celosia 'cramer's amazon' (from johnny's selected seeds). It just started blooming this week, but the plants are taller than me and a gorgeous bi-color leaf.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2006 at 11:57AM
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oh, very nice! I love 'sunnies' too-
but, for me, the last pic (celosia) is the 'best' :))

I love celosias- easy to w/s, beautiful strong plants, seeds easy to collect and they reseed! Just can't beat it!

thanks so much for posting,
Linda in Louisville

    Bookmark   September 17, 2006 at 6:20AM
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Your Cosmos 'giant tetra trianon' has eye popping color!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2006 at 9:40PM
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not_a_contessa(z5b S Central PA mtns.)

What a great garden you have, I love the mix.

Lucky me, I have seeds for Moulin Rouge for next year. Can't wait.


    Bookmark   September 22, 2006 at 8:24PM
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motria(z6 Chicago)

Thanx for the compliments! I garden for my own enjoyment, but sure appreciate the occasional pat on the back. :-)

    Bookmark   September 24, 2006 at 7:51PM
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