|Big news in our yard! The eggs have hatched and we have keets (baby guineas).|
Throughout the week, when I head for the garden, I bring my camera, too and snap a few photos for this blog. Its not until the weekend that I sit down at the computer to download the photographs and see what I really have. Sometimes I am astounded what my simple camera has captured. This week, not so much. Still, I place them here to show what is blooming in my garden as spring fast-forwards into summer.
|Butterfly Weed, Asclepias tuberosa, lives up to its name and attracts quite a few butterflies. |
|If the army worms had had their way, there would be no lily blooms. Read here about what it took to save them. |
|Though not completely damage free, these white lilies are still lovely.|
|Pink Missouri Primrose, Oenothera speciosa, blooms beside a blue larkspur. The primrose are not as profuse this year as they have been in the past.|
Stella de Oro Daylily, Hemerocallis ‘Stella de Oro’, are the first and perhaps the last daylily to bloom. You often see this flower in commercial landscaping.
|Yellow yarrow, Achillea, glows at dusk. It is a long lasting flower that dries well. |
|I call these baby hollyhocks, but I believe the proper name is Malva Zebrina. They are a cheerful plant that tends to reseed.|
The foamy beauty of German Statice, Limonium tataricum, adds grace to the garden. Wonderful filler in bouquets, it also dries well.
|Red Hot Poker, Kniphofia Uvaria, |is an interesting flower. Their bloom time is relatively short.
|Feverfew, Tanacetum parthenium, is a medicinal herb, but I love it for its little happy flowers.|
And from the vegetable garden . . .
|We are enjoying new potatoes with their delicate flavor and skins. They are getting a quick rinse in the kitchen sink. |
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