Friday blooms! Plus the new driveway. Heehee! It showcases my shade garden very well.
Sometimes I feel very “adult” when I love home things like the new driveway or our new windows. Yeah, I know I am 44 and technically an adult, but it’s all in how you feel, you know?
We have had rain the last couple of days. The ground just soaked it up like a sponge! The crabgrass has greened up. Now maybe the rest of the lawn will as well 😳
That’s the home for our car for a couple days more until we can drive down the rest of the driveway. View from the garage.
It’s going to make snow removal so much better this winter. Not that snow removal ever is really all that great, but it will be easier than a driveway with pits, holes and grooves in it.
Anyway, I digress from the garden.
Loving my coneflowers.
The milkshake coneflower is now completely white. Pretty cool! They need to create one called peanut butter or something like that.
Another shot of the globe thistle. These blooms don’t last long.
I had lots of garden visitors this week. The monarchs have been all over my garden this week. This guy flutters around all day.
He visits a lot of the flowers, but the butterfly bush is the favorite.
Then there was the return of the sphinx moth! This is the moth that looks and acts like a hummingbird with antennae.
This is a cool shot. You can see the nectar ‘string’ as he backed out of this flower.
The butterfly bush certainly is the star of the garden right now as far as the insects go. Living up to its name! This is a black swallowtail.
He was hard to get a shot of because he kept fluttering his wings. Thank you sports setting!
Lily The cat with no name is enjoying the path.
She actually wants no part of me. See how she is poised to run if I get any closer? If I crouch down and move slow, I can get closer to her, but no petting.
Lovely smelling Scentimental rose. Ali – this is for you!
It mixes well with the smell of fresh asphalt.
Had to sneak in another shot of my favorite combo.
I am already planning which plants I am going to move around in the fall. Obsessed much? I am also sort of thinking of expanding the front of this bed outwards.
I think I might bring a curve out from the center. There is a rose bush I really want to get, but I just cannot find space for it, even if I move plants around. So, guess I will take up more lawn!
Hoping to ride this weekend. Think Saturday is shot with rain, but Sunday looks good.