And just for the heck of it, here's a photo of a lovely sunflower
(Helianthus annus) growing just outside my frontdoor. It's so great
because it's tall (about 7 ft.) and multi-branched with multi-headed blooms
on each branch. This week I underplanted it with dutch irises & Golden Orb
calochortus, all of which ought to bloom next spring.
This variety of sunflower is the perfect "Indian Summer" flower...in my
PS: That mailbox in the bottom corner has received many wonderful packages
of late thanks to many of you Iris-Talkers! Thanks everyone!
Dennis Kramb; firstname.lastname@example.org
Cincinnati, Ohio USA; USDA Zone 6; AIS Region 6
member of AIS, ASI, HIPS, SIGNA, SLI, & Miami Valley Iris Society
primary interests: ABs, REBs, LAs, Native SPEC and SPEC-X hybrids
(my gardening URL: http://www.badbear.com/dkramb/home.html)