|Offspring of E tennessensis and E purpurea|
It's July 15 and you all know what that means~ It's Bloom Day and Garden Bloggers all over the known blogasphere are celebrating the blooms in their garden. You can see more gardens then you can imagine in one day if you stop by hostess extraordinaire Carol of May Dreams Gardens to take the Mr Linky magic carpet ride to adventure.
|Agastache 'Golden Jubilee' withSwallowtail butterfly|
Tonight is also the Full Thunder Moon, Buck Moon or Hay Moon. I am hoping that calling it Full Thunder Moon we will remind Mother Nature to give the Middle South regular popup thunder showers.
|Lantana, a well behaved exotic and a Skipper|
In the meantime, I comfort myself knowing that I am getting a good upper body workout dragging the house to containers set in the full sun.
|Verbena 'Princess Blush' from the Southern Living Plant Collection|
Like the Verbena which is thriving in a container near the Susan's Bed.
In the meantime, please enjoy the flowers~native and native friendly exotics~ that make me smile during this very hot, humid and popup showerless challenged garden.
|Carpenter Bee nectaring on the remains of the monarda|
|Lantana~Never fails to draw the butterfly and skippers|
|Supertunia Cherry Star|
Susans are beginning to bloom. Yeah for Rudbeckia fulgida and Rudbeckia hirta species. They join the cultivars in bringing happy smiles to this gardener.
Now have a great day and a wonderful weekend.