I did not plant columbine. I don’t know where this one came from, because it’s in a bed on the opposite side of the patio from where the established columbine is. That columbine didn’t come up at all this year, but this one popped up in October. I love columbine, so I’m not complaining. I just hope it had enough time to get well established before it freezes completely.
It was finally cold enough to put on Thomas’ coat.
The sky was pretty impressive, ahead of last night’s storm. We got good rain, too. And finally! Something bloomed in my garden! This year has been terrible. I lost all my columbine, as well as my coral bells. I may have lost my wild geranium. The hostas are super skimpy this year and didn’t bloom. Same with the irises. But I have a million day lilly buds, so those should bloom soon, if the deer don’t eat them.
I finally had a chance to clean off the patio for summer. I also planted zinnias, sunflowers, and a perennial wildflower mix, from seed. And then it rained. Hopefully something will grow!
My garden says spring is here. I also have irises, daylilies, and wild geranium coming up.
Painted Lady Butterfly
Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly
I see all the best stuff when I’m outside with Thomas. Last night, it was a meteor. Today it was butterflies visiting my zinnias.
I think the wind just momentarily bent her wing over. I don’t think it was actually damaged.
It stormed all night, with tons of lightning. One strike was almost on top of us, and it fried my modem, so I got a day off from research.
It rained some more (no lightning!) this evening, which was nice. It finally cooled down, and the zinnias look happy.
(No modem means no internet service, which means I’m going through classic Doctor Who withdrawal.)
This beautiful boy visited my zinnias this morning.
The babies are finally starting to bloom. There are also more day lilies budding. Hopefully our neighborhood doe won’t clear cut them.
The deer ate my hostas, but they left the day lilies. For now, at least.