Plants do strange things...sometimes they just surprise you. This for example.........
Last fall I planted chrysanthemums in this container...and they died. Then in January I planted pansies in it. I thought I had removed the dead mums...apparently not. They have risen from the dead! Yesterday I notice they're back. Weird.
$3 Dinner Plate Dahlia from Big Lots is about to bloom! Whoo hoo!!! I can't wait to see this baby in action. The blooms are supposed to get up to 10" in diameter. Miniature Dahlias planted last summer are doing great.Here is another Dahlia.
I am completely fascinated by buds...especially hydrangea buds. The bloom stages are really interesting. I have photographed them over the past few weeks. When I get a full blown bud I will show you the progression of each hydrangea. The one above is a lace cap.
This hydrangea is a old fashion blue mophead. It should be changing colors any day now.
and finally....a little bloom. This is one of the zinnias I planted Saturday. It is about 3" tall, and has a teensy little bloom on it :). I noticed that most of the zinnias planted Saturday all have buds on them. They are so tiny, I am suprised they are blooming!