Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Echinacea Galore!

Coneflowers, coneflowers, everywhere! Love it; they're one of my very favorite flowers. Take a look at some of the hundreds of coneflowers at Sunsplash Gardens.

 Also in my July/August garden are Stargazers. I love their beauty and fragrance.

 A sunflower volunteered underneath the birdfeeder.

 Heuchera 'Lipstick' in the rocky garden. I saw this heuchera on a blog and was inspired to add it to my garden. Love those bright red flowers!

 Would you believe the pansies are still blooming? We had a prolonged heat wave but they kept blooming. Now they are enjoying a week (thus far) of cooler temperatures.

 A bucket of beauty, after live-heading the hemerocallis

The pollinators are out in full force in my garden.

 I was quite delighted to find three Black Swallowtail caterpillars on the parsley.

A monarch caterpillar on a milkweed plant.

It's great to have butterfly larvae in my garden again. I love watching them grow and change. Their presence also validates the fact that I'm doing something right!

Linking to Home and Garden Thursday and Fertilizer Friday


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