FLOWERS OF THE DAY – AUGUST 10

FOTD – August 10 – FLOWERBOXES

Althoughh so far, the hummingbirds have eluded my camera, I live in hope that one of these mornings, I’ll aim a camera at them and I’ll catch one or more Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds. I was wondering what kind of hummingbirds they were, but it turns out that these are the only hummingbirds that live in this state. You can’t always see the red under the throat (in the males).

Fuchsia

It’s a matter of how the light catches them so the ones I’ve seen don’t appear to have that red patch. It looks black. Apparently, I will have to get the light right to get the color — and right now, it’s all visual since I haven’t been able to grab a photo of the hummingbirds. Nonetheless, I live in hope.

The favorite of bees and hummingbirds
They prefer the “cup-shaped” flowers — pansies and petunias — but they take a little poke at whatever these are, too
Two Petunias
Unknown, but highly magenta. Not easy to drink from, but draws both bees and birds!


Categories: Anecdote, Blackstone Valley, Cee's Photo Challenge, Flower of the day, Flowers, FOTD

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12 replies

  1. I love your beautiful photos of flowers, Marilyn.

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  2. Gorgeous captures πŸ™‚

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  3. Beautiful florals Marilyn πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks. Our gardens are wildly out of control. The incredible amount of rain has created growth in the gardens I have never seen before. I have new flowers growing in the garden along with more weeds than I’ve ever seen in my life. I hope this isn’t the way it’s going to be! At least in the flowerboxes, we have some control over growth. In the other gardens, it’s insane. We tried to control it and we lost.

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  4. Lovely flowers — I’ve been thinking about planting some flower boxes as an edge around my artificial lawn!

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    • They have done really well in the boxes. Normally, we would have had to plant them much earlier, but considering the endless rain, they probably wouldn’t have survived. They are pretty and growing like crazy!

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