Tuesday, 23 August 2011
Carmi's Challenge this week is VIBRANT
I decided this colour was just about as vibrant as you can get (well in the NW of the UK in a perfectly ordinary garden). I took several shots trying to get the bee to stand still, preferably in the middle of the flower, before he obliged!
I am really pleased with these African Marigolds. I bought them really far too late to be putting pot plants in, and the place I got them from is a huge DIY chain (B&Q for those of you in the UK) who, although they have a biggish garden section, do NOT take care of their plants!
I needed something quickly, and there was a choice of mostly half dead marigolds, begonias and some very dead unwanted items. I found the best plants I could find, two marigolds and about 4 begonias - the sort with little, dark leaves, and complained firmly to the checkout girl that the plants were badly kept. So she promptly rang them up half price, and I took them home, planted them and gave them so TLC.
My reward? THREE different types of marigold for the price of two, all very vibrant, all making a grand orange show outside my kitchen window, and some beautiful pink begonias which have blossomed forth in all senses and look really lovely in a well weathered terracotta pot.