Some summertime for you

Garden flowers from New Zealand, where it’s summer now.

Large, brilliant orange flower with black-dotted, back-curled petals and long, prominent stamens.

View larger at EarthSky Community Photos. | This tiger lily bloomed in Antoni Williams’ garden in Tokoroa, New Zealand, in January 2019. “We have a wonderful garden. Taken 30 years to complete (if it`s ever possible to complete a garden). This is one of my favorites.”

Sunflower, red petals surrounding ring of yellow dots around a black center.

View larger at EarthSky Community Photos. | Antoni’s garden also hosts a brilliant red volunteer sunflower. Antoni said, “Couldn’t capture it complete. Too tall! We didn’t plant these sunflowers, so don’t know where they came from.”

Claudia Crowley