Where did this month go to so fast? That is the way with summer I think. If only winter felt like it passed by just as fast. LOL!
Well you know we had a cool down and it is actually a little too cool for me so I guess that is what brings my mind to winter.
The Crape Myrtle bus is also starting to bloom as the….
Mimosa blooms are fading on the tree. It was loaded with bloom this summer and it did manage to draw some butterflies. Finally we are seeing some of them but they are so scarce this year along with the bees.
Of course it has helped having all those coneflowers in bloom along the woods which they are loving.
And the fragrance of all the tall phlox now blooming adds to making our yard a butterfly haven. Still it is sad to see so few.
Even relatives in Tennessee have told me that the bees and butterflies are scarce there this year.
I was blaming it on the spraying of moths here but if they are few in other states then something else is to blame for the butterflies.
I love phlox in the garden because of the fragrance.
“Nora Leigh” paniculata Phlox
“Starfire” paniculata Phlox
“Carlotta” Hemerocallis is a late bloomer.
White Stargazer “Snow Princess” Lily
This one I am excited about because a gardening friend. Patsy Smith gave me some seeds and after two years I have some blooms now. Thanks again Patsy I love them!
She tells me they are really from the iris family and their leaves do look just like iris leaves.
Woodland Sunflowers are also blooming in the woods beside the house. I love their bright yellow blooms.
So that is a little of what is in bloom here at the end of July in my garden.
Everyone have a wonderful week and …