Saturday, April 10, 2010

Orange Symphony (100/365)

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“Buttercups and daisies,
Oh, the pretty flowers;
Coming ere the Springtime, 
To tell of sunny hours.”

 “Buttercups and Daisies.” Mary Howitt (English poet, 1799–1888)

TIME:  11:34 AM
PLACE:  Front porch
SUBJECT:  Osteospermum hybrid “Orange Symphony”

I bought flowers on Thursday to plant in my large planter on the front porch for our wine party yesterday.  As promised, I went with oranges and pinks.  This is one of the orange flowers, a Cape Daisy hybrid.  You can see the petunia “Pink Madness” there on the right.  I also have some marigolds (Medium Orange), a zinnia (Magellan Mix), two geraniums (Maestro Lavender Parfait), and a Lamium maculatum in the planter.  I am loving the color combo
On a sadder note, Alex the squirrel passed away sometime early Saturday morning.  Poor little guy…I was so hoping he would make it.  Nevertheless, I am extremely proud of HH for trying his best to save him.  HH buried him in the backyard and SD had me write “Alex” on a large rock as a grave marker. RIP you cute little tree rat.


Monica said...

LOVE the pink and orange!

Sorry to hear that Alex didn't make it :(

Mari said...

Sorry to hear about Alex...
The picture is gorgeous - what lovely color!