These are Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflowers. The bees love 'em. I love 'em. Everyone is happy. Did you know that the middle of the sunflower flower has billions of little flowers in it? Crazy.
This is one of my Court Jester Chrysanthemums. They bloom with all sorts of crazy colored rings. This one came out red and yellow. It's been snacked on by some garden critters.
These are african violets, and they have been long in coming. Over a year ago, a patient at work told me that if you took the leaf of an african violet and put the stem in just a little bit of water, it would sprout and you could plant it. Eventually, little baby violet plants would start to grow from the parent leaf. When the babies get big enough, you can break them off of the parent leaf and pot them, and they will grow into a full grown african violet! These are my babies!
The parent leaf for this one was stolen from a violet at work.
That same patient who told me about cultivating african violets later brought me a few leaves from her own violets at home. The white ones are from her plants.