Two Beauties Arrive for Summer

The Autumn Beauty sunflower is a blend of red, orange, and yellow with a black center. The plant grows up to 7 feet tall.  It can produce as many as 20 flowers per stem. The blooms may reach 10 inches in diameter.

I grew these from seeds and have a dozen more just sprouting that need to be added to the bed.  Here is the summer’s first bloom of an Autumn Beauty.  Big, bold, and brassy.

Along with a lily nearing the peak of its color.

A three year effort to grow a vine on my fence finally resulted in flowers this summer.  I don’t remember the name-can you identify?  Small, delicate, and filigree.

“There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments.”

One Reply to “Two Beauties Arrive for Summer”

  1. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing. It’s good to take a beauty break.

    “When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” – Georgia O’Keefe

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