Friday, July 23, 2010

Today in the garden...

Well, look what my dear little chickies left for me today! There's an egg from each of them. I guess they like their new nesting boxes.

Today in the garden it is about 100 degrees. Way too hot. But next week should be cooler.

My Bat-faced Cuphea has really taken off. I read that it can be used in hanging baskets and I can see why. I like the way it looks with the Morning Glory vine and Cypress vine. The "dog" lived here before I did, so I let him stay on the deck. I am not sure what he is made of, but he is very heavy.

A few weeds are a good thing, right? At least the bumble bee thinks so.

My Salvia 'Black and Blue' doesn't seem to mind the heat. There were 2 small bees, maybe orchard bees, on the flowers as well as the large bumble bee. If you look closely, you can see the large bee and one small bee. Click on the picture for a larger view.

The Geranium 'Rozanne' looks so nice and cool in the shade. Very refreshing.

I can't believe that this butterfly let me get close enough to take this picture. Normally they don't like paparazzi. The blue on the Swallowtail's wings is just about the same color as the blooms of the Buddleia 'Blue Chip.'

Have a beautiful day!


Pam's English Garden said...

Hi, Ruth, That color-coordinated butterfly is amazing! I envy you your chickens. I can't convince my husband we need some. Maybe I'll show him your pics. Pam x

Ruth said...

Pam - My chickens are WONDERFUL! I enjoy them so much, not to mention the eggs and the manure! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Your black and blue salvia is beautiful! It is a very funny thing, but the start that you gave me of it last year is blooming this year but it is only a light blue with no black. The butterflies and hummingbirds are happy with it regardless. :)