Monthly Archives: July 2017

In A Vase On Monday – Pink and Purple

Topped by a starry mandala, gray-green poppy seed pods (Papaver somniferum) vie for attention amid purple larkspur (Consolida ajacis) and lavender Hosta flowers. Pink racemes of Astilbe taquettii and the first pink phlox (P. paniculata) of the season, along with a couple wild mallow (Malva … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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We Have Babies!

Last week when I spotted a female Monarch (Danaus plexippus) on my coneflower (Echinacea purpurea), my hopes soared that this year we might host a new generation of this imperiled species in our backyard. Today, I spotted a male and my … Continue reading

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The Tuesday View July 18

The garden progresses quickly and it feels like summer is flying by. This garden is heading into its prime season, so the next month will be delightful for viewing. Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) have started flowering, attracting fritillary butterflies and a single … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Red & White

Nothing says mid-summer to me like Beebalm (Monarda didyma) and Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides). Both stands are abundant in my yard right now as we settle into July with its hot summer days. I’ve added the last of the white … Continue reading

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In A Vase On Monday – Ephemeral

In A Vase on Monday – Ephemeral Our wild daylilies (Hemerocallis fulva) begin to bloom without fail during the first week of July every year. This year’s abundant rain has produced a bumper crop. Although their blooms last only a … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday

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