A Kansas Country Garden - Fourth Week of May

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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