Thursday, August 12, 2010

August Bloom in Experiemental Garden

There are insects all over my flowers like these Silver Spotted Skippers (Epargyreus clarus) on Pickerel Weed ( Pontederia cordata)

Even Honey Bees

Golden Rod sneaked into my butterfly garden and we tried to weed it out for two summers.  Now we just welcome it, like this female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

Male (yellow) and female (black) Easter Tiger Swallowtails on Black Night Buddleia

A country woman told me that this Sedum blooming signifies the end of summer.  She must not have known it is 99 degrees.