Monday, June 04, 2007

Speaking of annuals....back when I got started with my monochromatic orange annual grouping, I said there was a flower whose name I could not recall...yea, that's because I didn't know it in the first place! So here it is: ...anybody have any idea what flower this is? I love the orange color, and I got a couple white ones, too. Now this yellow flower is a dahlia, which is something I've never grown. So far, I like it!
And here we have Mr. Dragonfly...looks like a black and yellow helicopter. Living by the river, I see lots of these all summer, various colors and sizes. Clearly I'm no entemologist, or I could tell you which dragonfly this is, but no.
And what have we here? My 'Anne Greenaway' lamium is reverting to two other color forms-yellow and "old-fashioned" green and silver...WTF??
And here's Mr. skink out to bask in what sun he could find off and on all weekend. Lucky for him, the chipmunks don't find him tasty...because they definately have him out-numbered!

8 comments:

chuck b. said...

I think that's a damselfly, not a dragonfly. The former hold their wings up when they're still, the latter hold them down.

And that flower, I'm no flower expert, but it looks like some dahlias and zinnias I have known.

Ah, to all the dahlias and zinnias I have known...

Too early for zinnia tho', isn't it? And the foliage isn't really dahliaesque.

Dunno!

lisa said...

Damselfly....interesting....bugs are so cool! Zinnia? I bet that's what it is! Early perhaps, but this was raised in a greenhouse before I got it, so it's season was "faked"...zinnia sounds right...thanks Chuck!

Nickie said...

yup, its a zinnia! a profussian zinnia....I planted them too this year! :)

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I third the zinnia. My "Anne Greenaway" isn't doing the green reversion, but I do have several all-gold stems. I like them... just not mixed in with Anne, darn it.

Entangled said...

Ditto on the Zinnia. I direct-seeded some 'Profusion Apricot' - I hope they turn out just like that.

I love dragonflies/damselflies, but I'm clueless about identifying most of them. The only one I can recognize instantly is male ebony jewelwing.

lisa said...

Thank you Nickie, Kim, and Entangled! I really appreciate the help...I bought this zinnia at a small nursery close to my work, and not everything was marked that well. They have so much nice stuff that's reasonably priced though, so I make a point of patronizing their place.

Julia said...

Yes, it's definitely zinnia 'Profusion Apricot'. It's a lovely, soft color. I grew some from seed last year and the ones I sowed this year have just popped-up.

lisa said...

I agree, Julia-that zinnia is VERY pretty! I hope yours come up nice, too...thanks for stopping by!