The flowers have been beckoning me to bring the camera outside–before it’s too late! So, today I got out there before it rained.
Bittersweet, the mockingbird has found a girl, and they are busily preparing a home. He’s no longer singing at all hours of the day and night, and I miss that.
Mr. and Mrs. Song Sparrow are also busily preparing for their future family. He has taken over the mockingbird’s singing post and scolds anyone who dares to venture into his territory (which I believe encompasses most of the side and back yards).
The rest is what is in bloom, and in the case of the Lorapetalum, not in bloom, but pretty, as the foliage turns a deep maroon in the sunlight.
First Coneflower of 2012
Butterfly Bush–huge this year!
Tch Tch Tch Isn’t it time you went back in the house?
I was so happy to finally see something thriving in the garden. Having the large oak tree removed nearly demolished two rhododendron and a dwarf Crimson Queen maple. Hopefully the rhododendron will recover, but we’ll probably take out the maple and plant a larger tree now that we have the space.
We added a couple Asian lilies for color and to fill in some gaps.
The high mallow spreads a bit more every year…one of my favorites.
This single white coneflower looks lonely.
The purple coneflowers are a delight this year. I’m sure the goldfinches will be happy.
Speaking of Bee Happy…
I hope today you find many things that make you happy. Thanks for walking through the garden with me.