Timelapse Tuesday: Oct 18

A touch of the exotic today to ward off the autumn blues. Usually Hibiscus rosa-sinensis flowers only last a day but the coolness of October days (even in this house – or maybe especially in this house) means they last longer as they wait patiently (and hopelessly) for a passing humming bird.

 

 

Macro Monday Answer

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It was the open individual flowers of a zinnia ‘Purple Prince’. Remember that the ‘flowers’ of plants such as zinnias and marigolds are actually compound heads of lots of individual flowers.

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4 Comments on “Timelapse Tuesday: Oct 18”

  1. sueturner31
    October 18, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    I adore zinnias and this is the first year that I have had a good success with them. We have also put them on the allotment and they’ve done well too.

    • thebikinggardener
      October 18, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

      when they do well they are lovely. They are always recommended as cut flowers and though they do last well I find that the stems are not long enough without cutting off unopened buds. Lovely though 🙂

  2. Kathy Larson
    October 18, 2016 at 7:15 pm #

    Make the first cut deep into the zinnia plant-it hurts,but stimulates the growth of lots of tall side shoots.For cutting,I rely on ‘Benary’,lots of rich colors.

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