Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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Wordless Wednesday

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In A Vase On Monday – ‘New Dawn’

My vase this week features Rosa ‘New Dawn’ nestled amid chartreuse Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis), with delicate accents of pink Heuchera ‘Lime Rickey’ flowers and tendrils of grape vine (Vitis). Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme … Continue reading

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