Yellow Show

May 7, 2014

It is 80 degrees fahrenheit today!  My tomato and pepper plants arrived in the mail and I put them in the ground.  There seems to be a number of yellow things in the garden that I thought I might group together.

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Mammoth yellow quill chrysanthemum.  I got three of these plants in the mail this spring and they are starting to bloom.  I wonder if they will bloom again in the fall.

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Dandelion.  I hate to admit that it was not hard to find one to photograph!

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There are a lot of strawberry blossoms now.  You can see the green strawberry starting to form in the center of the flower.

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American plum blossom.  This is not really yellow, but I had to point out that there is only one blossom on my two trees.  Last year there were about 10 blossoms.  I wonder why.

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We still have a number of yellow and white daffodils around the yard.  I think this one only gets partial sun, so it opened later.

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I put together a container over the weekend.  The big plant in the middle is a cornflower.  It was taking over the flower bed, so I took it out and stuck it in this planter.  I also put in some marigolds, purple petunias, and a little goldenrod. In the back left the wonderful agastache is starting to come back.

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Goldfinch.  I think this is a male goldfinch.  The picture is not so great, but he was singing his heart out when I zoomed in for this shot.

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Speaking of birds, we have a number of cow birds in the area.  Here is the male.  The female is harder to get a good picture of.  They lay their eggs in songbirds’ nest and the songbird ends up feeding the baby bird for them, often to the harm of her own chicks.

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I noticed the yellow on this bird’s throat, but I don’t know what kind of bird it is.  Can anyone identify this bird? Dan was shooting bird pictures from the kitchen.

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8 Responses to “Yellow Show”

  1. mjarz said

    What a wonderful study in yellows. A real day brightener

  2. pbmgarden said

    Nice post. I didn’t really know what a strawberry blossom looked like (thought I love the berries).

  3. Grower said

    Palm Warbler! I love those guys

  4. Donna Hirsch said

    Why only one blossom on your American plum? Because the winter did a number on all of the spring-flowering trees. It was cold (which is OK), but then we had a few 40-50 degree days and that was all that the trees needed to start to break bud. Then we had another really cold period and the flower buds were damaged. Plum, cherry, apple, pear trees were really affected, as were the forsythia. They did not do well this year. The bottoms of the plants were OK because they were insulated by the snow. Crazy weather!

    • Certainly crazy weather is a good explanation. My crab apply tree looks like it is full of blossoms, which is great. The plum is native, so I expected more…

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