Category Archives: My Garden

Icy Death from Above

Columbine in Snow

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.

Winter Is Here

It was finally cold enough to put on Thomas’ coat.

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Day Lily and Clouds

Day Lily

Incoming Storm

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.

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Patio

Patio

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!

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Spring in the Garden

Surprise Lilies
surprise lilies

Sedum
sedum

My garden says spring is here. I also have irises, daylilies, and wild geranium coming up.

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Visitors

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Painted Lady Butterfly

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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.

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Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

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I think the wind just momentarily bent her wing over. I don’t think it was actually damaged.

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Zinnia After the Rain

Zinnia After the Rain

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.)

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Male Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

This beautiful boy visited my zinnias this morning.

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Spider and Baby Zinnia

Spider

Baby Zinnia

The babies are finally starting to bloom. There are also more day lilies budding. Hopefully our neighborhood doe won’t clear cut them.

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Day Lily

Day Lily

The deer ate my hostas, but they left the day lilies. For now, at least.

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