The temperatures were a little cooler here in north Texas today, and I enjoyed being out in my garden. I trimmed back the Mexican sunflowers and dead headed the zinnias. This was the first year that I’ve grown the Mexican sunflowers, and I underestimated how big they would get. They, also, attract the hummingbirds and butterflies like the zinnias do. After I finished working in the garden, I got out my camera and took some photos of my flowers.

The Mexican sunflowers have grown high above the fence and tower over the zinnias.

2018-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Mexican sunflowers and zinnias

Hot pink zinnias and the dainty, purple flowers of the garlic chives mingle together in the garden. Garlic chives emit a pungent odor and are edible.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Zinnias and garlic chives

Salvia,also, attracts the hummingbirds and butterflies and puts out a woodsy scent when brushed against.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Salvia

Pale pink zinnias cluster together in the garden.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Zinnias behind the fence

Profusion zinnias grow low to the ground in round bushes.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Profusion zinnias

Mom’s gazing ball rests amidst the zinnias.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Zinnias and gazing ball

I walked around the outside of the fence and left Izzie in the yard.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Izzie behind the fence

A butterfly sipping the nectar from a Mexican sunflower.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Butterfly on Mexican sunflower

In the vegetable garden, marigolds are planted next to the fall tomatoes. Asparagus fronds grow in the background.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Marigolds, tomatoes and asparagus fronds

Herbs and flowers growing in pots on the backporch. Bunnies have nibbled back the moss rose.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - More potted plants on the backporch

More herbs and flowers growing on the backporch.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Potted plants on the backporch

Izzie is peeking around the periwinkles.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Izzie next to flowers on the backporch

Tami’s turtle. My sister, Tami, gave our Mom this turtle for the backporch. Mom lived with me for a few years before she passed away. She enjoyed the garden and backporch, too.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Tami's turtle

These old fashioned petunias were started from seeds.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Petunia

Izzie is keeping tabs on everything that’s happening out back.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Izzie on the backporch

Several pots of periwinkles fill an iron plant stand.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Periwinkles

Mom’s bluebird. Tami gave Mom this bluebird that is poked into a pot on the backporch.

2017-08-23 Photos of My Flowers - Mom's bluebird

I hope you enjoyed seeing the photos of my flowers.