Sunday, September 11, 2011

Coneflowers and Butterfly Weed in Ohio

This long stretch of heat has been tough on everything here but I've planted mostly what can get by on their own without extra water. It's not possible to drag hoses over acres of ground to water so it's necessary to plant things that can survive.

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The coneflower double delight is still flowering. I thought the weather had ended them for the year but a few more flowered but these are the last of them.

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The butterfly weed is flowering again. I was kind of surprised to see this but the last big rain helped some of the plants.

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A few of the things I brought home last month from my sisters. She has sent home even more and I will post pictures of those later. We have lots of the same plants but since we like the same things that's ok. Some of these she starts for me and others she has a habit of getting thinking I should have it like the hostas and coralbells.

38 comments:

Judy Haughton-James said...

Wow! These flowers are beautiful! I have some flowers that have also done very well in the heat of Jamaica. A few days ago I posted some pictures of them. Take care and have a good week.

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Beautiful flowers :)

GirlSprout said...

That's nice that your sister shares plants. Once they get going, it's hard to find enough takers for some of my plants. Cheers and thanks for including me on your blog roll. I'll do the same!

Sunray Gardens said...

You ought to see my itty bitty Double Delight. Atleast it lived but it came in so small that I would have to lay on the ground to do photos. :)
Hope you got all those plants in the ground.
Cher Sunray Gardens
Goldenray Yorkies

HolleyGarden said...

That double coneflower is beautiful! Your sister brought you a lot of plants! Nice of her to know what you need. I agree with her on the hostas and coralbells.

Malar said...

Those are pretty coneflowers! You plnated from seeds?
That's a lot of plants given by your sister!

Rebecca said...

I like that butterfly weed. Hmmmmmm. Where could I put some????

Your part of Ohio looks a little like my part of Indiana....

Paula Schuck said...

pretty flowers and a lovely blog too. Thanks for joining the hop. I follow you on GFC now. Thanks, Paula

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Patrick's Garden said...

That's quite a haul. Now you have to plant them all. Good luck with 'em.

Vild-rosen said...

Stopped by to say hallo, have just visited your sister´s blog.
You have a lovely blog.

Susanne

Kathryn said...

new follower from blog hop

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Melissa Hensler said...

Love those photos. I'm betting your weather is similar to ours and I'm constantly looking for 'something' to make my landscapes look better but never sure what it is that I need. Now that I'm following you, I'll have a place to look for ideas!

Orchid de dangau said...

The flower so beautiful...love the coneflowers.

scottweberpdx said...

It's great to see those tough plants still belting out the blooms!

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

You did a perfect job on your sister's tree planting! Looks like you have some work to do yourself! My butterfly weed plant was eaten alive by a caterpillar last year! It didn't come back and I'm still angry about it!! LOL... guess I'll have to plant another!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful flowers! Good to see you are still getting blooms up there with fall approaching. Thanks for sharing!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I'm starting my list for next year ~ this summer has given me a healthy respect for drought and I'll be looking for plants that can live in next year's dust bowl.

Thanks for joining The Tuesday Train!

Erin said...

You are living the Dream (or at least my dream)!! Great blog!

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Skylar Magazine said...

Hi, I'm Sarah and I'm following through the blog hop and wanted to invite you to come follow mine http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/. I am also from Ohio and these are beautiful flowers. Thanks:)

corabeth said...

Beautiful flowers!!

New follower from Wacky Wednesday Blog Hop and inviting you to follow back!

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Pieces of Sunshine said...

Good to see some things have coped with your long hot summer. Lovely to be able to share plants and ideas.

Ginger Zuck said...

How beautiful! Your sister Cher sent me over and I love your plants and flowers. Your blog is "to die" for!! I will now be following you. I love farms! and I think you've got the planting all figured out since we go through such droughts in these parts!

Larry said...

I love talking gardening with friends, but somehow it is even more fun talking and sharing with siblings about each other's gardens! Larry

JenH said...

Hello! I'm one of your newest followers from the Friday Blog Hop! I would love if you could return the follow! Thank you so much!
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Jaime @ I'm a Mom not a Professional said...

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thanks!

JenH said...

Hello! I'm one of your newest followers from the Friday Blog Hop! I would love if you could return the follow! Thank you so much!
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Have a great Friday.

Michelle said...

What beautiful plants!! I am visiting from Boost Your Blog Friday and I am a new follower! Hope to see you around soon!
Have a great weekend!
Michelle
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laura@imnotatrophywife.com said...

beautiful flowers! used to live in Westerville! newest follower would love a follow back,
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TigerEyes2001 said...

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Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

Beautiful blog and such lovely pictures! I'll be back! Newest follower! Come visit!
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Shauna Nosler said...

It's amazing how nature survives! Stopping in to follow from the hop - hope you can visit soon and return the favor. http://www.shaunanosler.blogspot.com/

Colie's Kitchen said...

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amtolula said...

Lovely pictures!!!
You have a wonderful blog.
Hugs from Germany,
Tanja

Bec said...

Stopping by from a blog hop! I am now your newest follower. Hope you can follow me back! :)

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Tiana B. said...

Love the purple ones... My favorite color! New follower from blog hop and would love a follow back :)
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