Lovely Ladies

As I download, upload, and edit photos every night, I try to think of some meaningful focus for this blog.  Tonight, I am tired and what strikes me are the lovely lady names of some of today’s bloomers.  They all look like they are dancing to me, too.

Classy Lady caught my eye first thing!

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Classy Lady 8/6

Dancing Maiden is getting some great, flowing blooms now.

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Dancing Maiden 8/6

Rosie’s Red always adds such color to the front garden.

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Rosie’s Red 8/6

Nona’s Garnet Spider is doing morning yoga.

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Nona’s Garnet Spider 8/6

Maya Cha Cha is always an eye-catching gal ready to meet the day with a smile.

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Maya Cha Cha 8/6

Lobo Lucy is a fine redhead.

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Lobo Lucy 8/6

Black-eyed Susan shines on.

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Black-Eyed Susan 8/6

And, Ruby Stella is a non-stop bloomer this summer!

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Ruby Stella 8/6

The top photo is Spirit of the Morning, who woke up dancing a beautiful ballet.

And, amidst my flourishing daylilies who have not been bug sprayed or fertilized all summer due to my busy schedule are my Christmas plants.  My baby amaryllis bulbs of 3 years ago are sending up spikes now!  But, my poinsettias still look like they are frozen in early June.  New leaves, but small.  I started fertilizing . . . but I usually bring these in late August to start the bloom cycle and these guys are nowhere close to ready.  Well, one is big and full.  Two are small size but not pigmy.  Three are pigmy.  What to do with them if they don’t correct in the next few weeks???  Was it the cold spring??? And, oh, the fall daylily chores start to cross my mind – maybe move a couple that haven’t bloomed or add a front garden drip system.  A gardener’s mind is always dancing.

 

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