A storm is blowing in
so I thought I'd take some shots
of the garden in case they get severe.
The bird bath is framed in both light and dark
purple iris with Stella D'oro daylilies in front.
Bees and colorful butterflies have been regular visitors.
It isn't unusual to see a cat perched on the bowl.
I'm not sure why it is more tasty than their own
water, but apparently it is!
My Knockout Rose is still alive!
Thanks farm girls for the tips.
I was about ready to pull it out by the roots.
I tied up the peony bush last night.
They are so pretty until a storm hits and then they
lay down the rest of their bloom time.
Right now the ants are enjoying the unopened
blossoms of the other two plants.
The bee balm is impressive as ever.
And the hostas are thriving in the early cool weather
followed by warm days for the past week.
I planted row of coleus in front which always looks nice in fall.
I normally try to get a variety of colors but didn't have
much luck this year.
Our chives require little or no work,
in fact I rarely ever watered their container
and yet they get thicker and prettier each year.
The wild columbine are my favorites,
so dainty and bounce in the breeze.
It's really breezy tonight with the storm coming in.
The spider lily came back.
I was a bit concerned after we piled up so much mulch
but it makes its daily morning debut.
We have some volunteer around here too.
A couple of these made it into my daughter's
Mothers Day bouquet, picked by her daughter, Taylor.
With luck, and a little help from Mary,
we will have a nice, gentle rain rather than a raging storm.
Have a wonderful evening!