Not a Monarch, but instead, a mimic, the Viceroy butterfly, Limenitis archippus, has a smile on its lower wings that the Monarch doesn’t have. I think this is the first year I’ve seen a Viceroy in my garden.
Rosa ‘South Africa’ is one of the best new plants I’ve bought in recent years.
Phlox divaricata and Chinese fringe flower in the shade garden.
Mexican bush sage up close and personal reveals its velvety texture. I find that the solid purple variety is more cold hardy than the one with the purple calyces and white flowers. This is a photo from 2015, but it’s representative of what’s blooming in my garden until the freeze.
Small blown glass flowers from a local artist.
Pink muhly grass always reminds me of my friend, Faire, who turned me onto this pink confection. It takes about three years to get established.
‘Conca d’ Or’ – Orienpet Hybrid Lilies are much more beautiful in person than online. I think that’s true of all lilies really.
Oh make me a home
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