Like a lot of other gardeners, I haven't seen many bees, moths and butterflies in June or July, but I have seen more in August. They love my zinnias. I saw no monarch caterpillars on the milkweed plants, only one milkweed tussock caterpillar.There is a lot going on in the back yard garden. Here are some photos of what's blooming.
My biggest hosta just opened its flowers this week. Blooming has been over weeks ago on all the other hostas.
My garden angel is overshadowed by the cosmos that have taken over part of the garden.
The cosmos which are about five feet tall are on the wane now.
I have a nice stand of zinnias in the back yard. I hadn't originally planned for zinnias in the back garden, but I had seeds I wanted to use up.
One of my favorite fall flowers, Japanese anemones, are flowering now.
I love the leaves as well as the flowers of my hardy begonias, which have just started to bloom.
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The black walnut tree is full of fruits that will drop in October.
Almost all of the Yoshino cherry trees in the neighborhood look like this tree in my yard with most of the leaves gone. I don't know why they are so stressed.
I am going to enjoy this week of hot weather. I dread the coming winter after hearing The Old Farmer's Almanac prediction for a colder and snowier than normal winter here in the mid-Atlantic.