Monday, July 8

Note to Michele: Early July Flower Garden


I have a lot of new things blooming in my flower gardens since the last time I took you on a tour. Would you like to see what made an appearance this past week?
This Swallowtail butterfly liked my patch of Sweet William. It hung around quite some time for a photo shoot. I think it's had some of its wings tips bitten off by a predator. Maybe that's why they are named Swallowtails? Because they get their tails swallowed by predators? It should have a long 'tail' to each wing. You can see a photo of a uninjured Swallowtail here. This one in my garden didn't seem hindered at all by the loss of its tail wings.
We had a very rainy few weeks. One evening, as a storm blew up, I ran outside to get a photo of the roses and mock orange before the wind blew all the petals off. You can see the wind chimes swaying in the wind.
A pink rose
Climbing Red Blaze Roses
Sweet William
I have had these flowers for about 20 years. They came from my mother's garden. We aren't sure what they are called, but I think it might be yellow loosestrife. If any of our readers know otherwise, please let me know in the comments.
This was another gift from my mother's garden and is doing quite well. It's a bright yellow flowering ground cover. I have no idea what it's called. I'd love to know, so if anyone can help me out, please leave a comment! 

What's happening in your garden?

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