Bright Blooms in the Garden: Part 2

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As promised, here are more beautiful and bright flowers from my garden! My muse was also inspired to write a couple haikus to go with these lovely blooms.

I’m not sure what kind of flowers these are, (does anyone know?), but those orange and red petals definitely pop out against the green grass.

Firestorm petals
set green aflame with fury
Delicate souls bloom

Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

A bright yellow daisy brightens up a space near the rosemary and raspberry bushes.

Yellow sunburst bloom
golden rays brighten the day
Love me, love me not?

Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

The biggest surprise of the season was the appearance of a giant evening primrose plant. To date, it’s grown over six feet tall, while its brothers are holding steady at four feet. At dusk, they are all covered in little yellow flowers.

A giant evening primrose! Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

My garden rabbit better be careful or he’ll get lost in the wildflowers.

It’s a jungle out there! Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

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How is your garden growing?

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c.b.w. 2013

Bright Blooms in the Garden: Part 1

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Thanks to blue skies and plenty of sunshine, my garden has exploded with brightly colored flowers. Between the wildflower patch in the front yard and the sunflowers in the back, it’s like walking through a rainbow.

Within a week, many of my sunflowers grew two feet, (making them well over 6 feet in height). They are blooming above the fence and are producing seeds for the next generation.

A very yellow sunflower!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

Seed pods for the next generation.
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

In the front, a slew of baby coneflowers are attracting bees with their bright purple petals and orange centers.

A baby Coneflower
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

A little heat singed, but still beautiful!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

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More blooms from the garden will arrive next Wednesday. Stay tuned for Part 2!

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c.b.w. 2013

Rabbit Snacks in the Garden

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As spring turns into summer, my garden is beginning to yield small crops of rabbit snacks. At least that’s what he likes to think.

The raspberry bush in the front yard is starting to produce it’s first batch of berries. Planting this bush was an experiment and I’m thrilled that it’s actually still alive with the added surprise of yummy treats.

The rabbit was a little impatient for the first berry to ripen.

So close, yet so far!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

Then, I made him wait a little longer . . .

Yes, its as tasty as it looks.
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

The pinto bean bushes had a major growth spurt and are producing a number of pods. Here they are on the vine . . .

A tripod!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

. . . and here’s the first harvest:

Raw beans are toxic, little rabbit!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

Over in the zucchini patch, two were ripe for the picking. More are on the way and I suspect our friends we’ll be getting some free zucchini again this year – providing I can distract the rabbit.

Big zucchini for a small rabbit!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

The plum tree we planted earlier this spring is barely a stick in the ground, but he’s intent on making plums! A baby plum is holding onto to one of the branches:

One little plum holds on for dear life!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

Even the bees are getting a yummy snack. The wildflowers are still blooming like crazy, giving the birds and bees a feast!

Buzz, buzz! The bees are here!
Photo by: c.b.w. 2013

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c.b.w. 2013