Impatiens, Basil, Marigolds and a Dandelion

The cool nights are starting to cause my impatiens leaves to turn yellow. Just a note here, if you ever wonder what variety of flowers do well growing in the shade or in a pot in the shade, impatiens are the way to go. I discovered their shade loving this year. I originally planted these two plants in the flower bed, but they about melted away in the sunshine. I hadn’t realized that the sunshine would do that much harm to them. I transplanted them in to pots and set them on our table on the back porch. They have grown and flourished. I plan to buy a few of them next year. We enjoy having flowers blooming on the porch and these impatiens have lasted the entire season.~*~
My basil is looking well. I transplanted it to a larger pot.
I set it outside when the weather allows and bring it in at night.
I’m happy with it’s progress so far.~*~
Earlier this Summer I tossed some of the dead-marigold-blooms in the end of one of our small flowerbeds. I thought nothing of it until some little plants started growing. Wow, they look better and are thriving better than the original ones we bought from the nursery. I think that’s pretty neat.~*~
I thought of the first ‘Ice Age’ movie when I
saw this lovely dandelion bloom.
I smiled, took a photo and wondered if
“it is the last dandelion of the season.”
~*~
If it’s Autumn in your region,
are the flowers still blooming
or has it been too cold?

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4 thoughts on “Impatiens, Basil, Marigolds and a Dandelion

  1. I’m beginning to wonder if Dandelions ever quit blooming! We’ve had several weeks of hard frost. Just about everything is ‘dead’ except a few dandelions which are still blooming!

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    • I agree Margy
      They are a hardy plant. Interesting, Sounds like the ones in your region are taking advantage of any day of warmth to bloom. Kind of like little spots of cheer. 😀
      …. unless you’re one of those avid yardeners that do battle with dandelions… then I guess it be like little spots of mockery. 😉

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