Here we go again.
Mom begged us to let her do another post for Flower Friday, so we decided to indulge her--AGAIN.
Here is a daylily that is double or even triple. Another gardener gave these to Mom, but she never learned whether they were a named variety.
Here's another of those doubles for you daylily fans.
Mom really likes her purple coneflowers (Echinacea purpurea
) and we have a nice patch in the sun.
Uh-oh, Mr. Japanese beetle finds these tasty. Can you see him on the flower in the lower right? Mom picks them off and steps on them.
Then there's good old black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta
). It is the state flower for our neighbor Maryland.
A lot of people consider common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) a true weed, but Mom likes the flower and its scent. She's heard that it's toxic to cattle, but it is vital to monarch butterflies--the ones that migrate all the way to Mexico in the fall. She hasn't seen any monarchs yet this year, but she has seen other creatures that it also attracts--bees and other butterflies. This plant also has interesting seed pods after the flowers fade.
We now return you to our regular cat blogging.
Labels: Flower Friday