|R hirta 'Indian Summer' with Silvery Checkerspot|
No, not me! I'm packing my bags for Seattle Summer Fling. Clothes are scattered all over as I try to figure out what to pack for weather cooler and wetter then ours. I can't wait to step off the plane to cool air...But seeing old blogging friends and meeting new ones is what keeps me signing up for Gardenblogger Flings each year.
|Wavy-lined Emerald Moth Caterpillar - Synchlora aerata~on R hirta 'Cherry Brandy'|
|Rudbeckias are a host plant for the Silvery Checkerspot|
Rudbeckias or the Susans~are perfect wildflowers for Clay and Limestone. They're native to the Central Basin, can take the heat and humidity of our summers and never balk at the wet winters. They bloom for a very long time and provide food and habitat for more critters then I can count on my ten fingers!
Critters like the Wavy-lined Emerald Moth Caterpillar, or,
|The cats of the Silvery Checkerspot feed on the leaves and bees nectar at the flowers|
I might have to introduce Mr I to the all the garden residents~So, he can say hello to them while I'm in Seattle.
Previous Fling Posts~
Austin April 2008: Thoughts On A Stunning Garden (here)
Chicago July 2008: A River Runs Through It (here)
Buffalo July 2010: The Garden Bloggers and Those Gardens (here)