Good Fences #70

Good Fences #70

This is how the Bee Balm looked about a month ago, at its peak. It looks very sad now. It continues to spread out a little more each year, much to my delight. The remainder of our old chain-link fence keeps it from taking over the neighborhood.

Bee Balm

Bee Balm

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39 thoughts on “Good Fences #70

  1. I swear, they look like a little herd of mop tops from sesame street! They are very pretty… the color is lovely! They look tall and happy… 🙂 I might have to see about getting bee balm, although I would be hesitant to add anything because we are fighting very aggressive spider mites that have done in a cedar tree and our heucheras. Not sure if our junipers are going to survive their attack either. BUGS from all the wet weather! But the ponds around us are all full… yay!

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    • I have to agree! Can’t you hear them all singing in their little band?
      I had no idea spider mites could do so much damage. I think I’d stay in the house! I was reading about mites that prey on the spider mites. I get itchy just thinking about it. Yay for water! Have a great weekend!

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      • Ick… I haven’t googled them. CH just got some kind of spray from the nursery. It worked on the junipers but I don’t think they are going to make it. I hope they don’t like people… as I mentioned I haven’t googled 🙂 This has been the summer of rain and spider mites. Storming now. Stormed late afternoon yesterday. Enjoy your weekend too, Patti!

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    • It is so colorful! I’m read that often if the stems are cut back halfway and fertilized, they may bloom again in fall. Guess what I’m going to do tomorrow!

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    • I don’t see butterflies on it as much as I find bees, but there are a lot of other flowers for the butterflies. It’s supposed to attract hummingbirds, though.

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