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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

This just in from the township lime bin

I was not at work yesterday, and consequently missed seeing these snapdragons at their peak, said the road super, who pointed them out to me today.
We had plenty of rain all summer, but not a drop the last two weeks.


Snapdragons are perennials, but even so...
Wherever they blew in from, it seems the limestone pit represented the last best hope
before blowing away again this fall.

19 comments:

  1. I adore snapdragons
    A flower every child loves

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  2. They fascinate the thirteen year old yet; she collects the seeds in the fall to resow in spring. I wonder if she will ever trust them.

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  3. Tenacious little devils...with a prevailing wind we should have the seeds before the first snow.
    Jane x

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  4. I do love snappies. Water restrictions have meant I haven't grown them for a few years. This coming season I must. And a few other favourites.

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  5. Snapdragons and touch me nots; perennial favourites... pun not intended, lol.

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  6. Snapdragons seem to be our family flower. If you gently pinch the sides of a blossom together you can see the dragon's mouth open and close. My children love them.

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  7. They are pretty! Glad you got a picture of them!

    betty

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  8. I love snapdragons. There's a few old gardens around Adelaide that have them in mixed colours.

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  9. Hari OM
    They are one of the Happy Flowers of Life... not least because of their tenacity! Great little 'snap' post.... YAM xx

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  10. A delightful photo. Greetings to you!

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  11. I like snapdragons. I haven't raised then for years, though. Sorry I can't share some of our rain this summer. It's been beautiful lush green.

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  12. We have snapdragons here too Joanne, but we tend to treat them as annuals. They do come in some stunning colours.

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  13. I like seeing them in other people's yards but I never plant them.

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  14. What a lovely little surprise!

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  15. I am not much of a gardener but I plant a few annuals every summer. This year I hit the greenhouse at the end of the season, and snapdragons was one of only three annuals of which they had any amount left, and I grabbed them. I hope mine get as big as the ones in your picture!

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  16. Gravel of all places. Such lovely flowers out of nowhere.

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