These Persian Carpet flowers fool you at first in to thinking they are marigolds, but are actually a unique variety of zinnias. So cool, and actually they reseeded themselves from last year. They are only about 12 inches tall and come in all colors and markings. If you don't have a friend that grows these for seeds, you can find them here.
I called these marigolds "naturalized" because they reseeded themselves and came back in all different ways. The original seeds were hybrid marigolds, bred for a certain coloring and small size, but when they reseed they start to return to their wild ancestors and grow tall and bushy. I liked all the different paint splotches of color on the petals.
The petals of these marigolds look like crushed velvet...lovely!
These "Mysotis" or perennial "Forget-Me-Nots" in their lavender purple color look like icing on a cake. Their delicate petals lend a soft and soothing backdrop to the bolder colors of red, yellow and orange. I planted these once and they come back vigorously year after year. You'll want to give them room in the garden.
The random fall frosts show their telling signs with wilted petals, but still leave the flower heads with lots of visual interest. The lavender color of this Mysotis is still strong, but the browns behind it lend an overall designer touch.
Just a few floral "postcards" for you to enjoy. It's amazing how fall can show up in a small patch of reseeded marigolds and zinnias...I guess it's all perspective! Blessings!
Enjoy the photos? You may be interested in these other posts...Flower photos in the Rain and Amazing Butterflies.
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