Zinnias, Angelica seed heads and canes

God through Jeremiah tells Israel what to say when they need to say sorry to Him. “Behold we come unto Thee; for Thou art the Lord our God. Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the Lord is the salvation of Israel… We lie down in our shame and confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.”

Jeremiah 3: 22-25
Tall vase with Zinnias, Angelica seed heads and canes of Angelica on the outside. Notice some are still green this is how they are in the garden.

The garden had these delightful Zinnias in them this morning. I grew them from seed and as soon as the frosts were gone planted them out. They belong to the tribe of the sunflower and inside the daisy family. They are annuals and once the flower shrivels and dries there are seeds. The flowers last up to 12 days once cut and in water.

The architectural Angelica plants growing next to the Cardoon , have done really well year after year. The tender leaves can be used in salads and there uses seem to be worth finding out about as they cover quite a few ailments.

I personally like seeing the two puzzle vases fitted together and filled with water inside this wonderful big container. The seed bearing thinner Angelica canes are kept dry behind these.
The canes outside the container are also from the Angelica plant which I am cutting down to allow new growth before winter. The thin canes can be used as straws.
Black Fly on the Angelica. I usially wash it with soapy water and where I grow garlic they stay away. I have also planted Nasturtiums which the black fly love but they didn’t seem to stay off everything else for me.
Notice their different centres.
The edging of yellow with the folding petals makes this dance on its own.

Jesus taught us to say this: “Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; as we forgive everyone that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom and the power , and the glory ,for ever.”

Matthew 6:9-13

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