Garden Time! Woo Hoo! I am completely wiped out from this week. I am not used to 10 and 12 hour days and am taking a break from taking photos of food. Not that what I am eating is very exciting in the last couple of days. Thankfully John is home now and life can get back to what passes as normal for us. So, let’s just behold the garden today.
White snapdragons. These are super dwarf LOL! Some of the snapdragons seeded taller, but this one is uber short.
The globe thistle in full bloom. They actually do not have a good smell, but the bees love them.
It goes really well with cone flowers:
I also note that I have some Japanese beetles right now. I am hoping the toad I saw the other day will eat them.
Butterfly weed going strong.
This is Armeria from a seed packet my sister gave me. I wasn’t really sure how it would look and it was one of the very few plants from seed that worked for me this year.
This Snowberry Clear Wing Sphinx moth visited yesterday. I get these every year. They act just like hummingbirds, but have antennae.
The moth is on my butterfly bush. This is the anchor bush in the main bed. It is over 5 feet tall.
The flower stalks are called pannicles and can be 10 inches.
This bush will bloom until the fall, and it smells really nice. It also droops over the surrounding plants and looks pretty:
I also have some black-eyed Susans. I pulled most up these up, but I do have a few. Hopefully they won’t get out of control like they did last year!
Hopefully we can get a nice ride in this weekend. John is coming down with a cold, so that may change plans. Have a great weekend!