Floral Friday ~ August 24, 2018

Despite having posted scads of flowers earlier in the week from the outing to the Denver Botanical Gardens, I still wanted to participate in this week’s edition of Flower Friday hosted by Rosy and the boys. I just can’t get enough photos of colorful blooms. In all the years I’ve gardened, there has been one plant in particular that I have never had any success with and it really cheesed me off. Rudbeckia, otherwise known as Black-Eyed Susan, has eluded any gardening success. Imagine how delighted I was when I saw this bloom this morning. I nearly squealed out loud. 

Here’s hoping your Friday has this much success and the weekend is filled with loads of beauty and sunshine. 

Live, love, bark! 🐾

 

48 thoughts on “Floral Friday ~ August 24, 2018

  1. Dale

    And… not to show off or anything but here, in my yard… those Rudbeckias? Like Mint, i.e…spreading like weeds… Want some?

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Oh, you lucky devil! I’m hoping I’ve finally figured out the secret to success (who knew ALL plants need buckets of water to get established-I’ve been spoiled with the batch of high mountain desert plants I’ve planted over the years). Yeah…about that mint…I may have to go nuclear on my own patch. 😇

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      1. Dale

        I have to thin them out every year… have replanted all over the place… course it’s a muggy place I live in…not dry.
        I’ve been ripping out mint like there is no tomorrow!

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        1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

          I’d rip now but the bees are all over them. I’ll wait until it gets a bit cooler here. Amazing how one single plant goes so insane duplicating itself!

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            1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

              I have a regular Golden Corral restaurant of plants if you judge the number of bee visitors (sorry-don’t know the equivalent from Canada). But it’s the proverbial all you can eat buffet in the garden which dominates the yard, having eliminated turf grasses a few years ago. So liberating NOT to have to water, fertilize, mow, repeat every week. Now if I could just figure out a way to make it less inviting for the bastard squirrels. 😈

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              1. Dale

                I know Golden Corral… having gone more than once (blech)
                When I move from this house (yes, it’s for sale), I have plans to create such a garden. For some strange reason, this area is not overrun by squirrels yes we have but running along the wires, not in my garden.

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  2. Jan

    We love Black eyed Susans, mainly because we can identify them, and we found a bunch of them growing wild a while ago.

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      They’re such a pretty flower and they bloom all summer long which makes it even more terrific.

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      The plumbago is so vivid right now and really highlights the yellow blooms all over. I love that stuff!

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Thanks, it’s a tiny little plant, but it’s still alive, unlike the others I’ve tried in the past. Hopefully it’ll get well established and really start to take off. At 7″ tall, it’s a bit punny compared to others around the hood. 😇

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  3. Momma Kat and Her Bear Cat

    We love the website update … and we’re so excited that you’re open for business. Black-eyed Susans have always been a favorite … but in all honesty that might be just because it’s one of the few flowers I can identify 🙂

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  4. mommakatandherbearcat

    We love the website update! And we’re glad you’re up for business. Black-eyed Susans have always been a favorite of mine – but that might be just because it’s one flower I recognize!

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Thanks. There may be more tinkering until the ‘hiccups’ get sorted out. Black-eyed Susans are such happy flowers. Have a pawsome weekend!

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Thanks, gems like this in the garden are such wonderful surprises, especially given met track record.

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      Yup…soon it’ll be rust and orange mums with that golden light of autumn.

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  5. NylabluesMum

    Wee have them sunny flowerss here all so Lady Monika!!! They make thee garden look so brite an happy!! Yurss are luvley!! Happy flowery Furiday to you, Sam an Elsa!
    ~~~head rubsss~~~Purrince Dharth~~~

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      They do make the garden look bright and cheerful. Hoping you have a very cheery weekend!

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  6. Michael (GoldenKali.com)

    I too have some Rudbekia in my garden albeit in a pot and procured from a local nursery. I don’t have the tenacity or skills to grow annuals from seed or to even create an environment where they could prosper naturally in the earth. I’m all about the instant gratification of bringing home a flat or two of color and transplanting it into pots. I admire your skills and artistry of gardening and capturing the natural beauty in your photos. And hey, now I actually know the name of one of those color spots in my pots.

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    1. Tails Around the Ranch Post author

      I must have planted half a dozen of these and always loved seeing them in neighbors’ yards. I suspect they weren’t watered enough while they were getting established. Hopefully I’ve learned a lesson. Or at the least being lucky this time. ☺️ Happy weekend.

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