I mentioned in my last post what fun I had taking over 400 photos, even though many were deleteted. I want to share more of the experience of taking the photos.
I took lots of photos of this cage they used to use for burning leaves that I placed in the front bed closest to the house for the black-eyed Susan and cardinal creeper vines to grow on. As I was taking the photos, I was thinking of the title, "Let's play" because several plants are sharing the space. The long pink flower in the cage is love lies bleeding. The different shaped bloom below it is from the same plant.
This is an octopus bell flower.
Kiss me over the garden gate has gotten taller.
The next 2 are from the side yard. I like the combination of the liatris, amsonia, and black-eyed Susans.
The coreopsis blooms most of the summer, and that's good, as the daylily next to it is finished for the season.
This is looking back south. The butterfly bush is huge this year! We have an old fence type thing with dragonflies up to help support the bottom part of the bush. I still had to tie it up, though, so the branches wouldn't fall to the ground. That's an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly.
I like how this one turned out from me being on my knees.
This is the edge of the side bed closest to the front yard, right next to the butterfly bush. I have some kind of perennial statice, sweet woodruff, pasque flower, Japanese iris, and there is an ornamental onion peeking in on the right. There is a clay saucer with water and rocks for the butterflies to land on in the back.
I took a bunch like this on my knees, some while hunching down in the street. I was glad for the street closure sign, so people couldn't drive right next to where I was.
I hope you all had a great weekend, and have a good start to the week. I'm still behind in my blog reading, but seem compelled to put up posts once I see a couple days have gone by.