Flowers Past Peak

Tonight I will share some pictures of flowers past their peak.

flowers, past peak, drying out, cycle of lifeI like to watch flower go through their complete cycle of life, and I sometimes really like the way they look after they are past their peak.

For my Mr. Lincoln rosebush this happens very quickly. The blooms will only be at their peak for a very short time.

flowers, past peak, drying out, cycle of lifeWith the hot and dry weather they are drying out even quicker. I really need to clean up my rose bushes this coming weekend.

flowers, past peak, drying out, cycle of lifeMy St. Patrick roses keep their petals, but they dry out and become like parchment. I really like the way they look when they dry out.

flowers, past peak, drying out, cycle of lifeHere is another example of what I like to call a parchment rose. If I don’t cut them off the bush, they will not loose their petals for weeks on end. These are also drying out quicker with the hot days.

flowers, past peak, drying out, cycle of lifeMy agapanthus is the back yard is slowly loosing the little flowers and seed pods have formed. It will soon be time to cut back the scapes.

I need to do some research on when to divide my agapanthus. Perhaps this will be the year I finally get around to doing it.

Now to get this posted and back to a bit of genealogy. Ancestry is making a big change in August to the way they process DNA matches and I want to document some of what I have now so that I can see what the changes are.

Steven

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