Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fall blooms, bees and butterflies

The damianta is blooming again!
The bees are all over the Mexican bush sage.
And the 'Indigo Spires' salvia, too.
The mealycup sage and four-nerve daisy are blooming again.
The white mistflower is in full force.
So it is blue mistflower. Here's a monarch.
A red admiral (my favorite butterfly species).
A Gulf fritillary.
A sulphur species.
A new wildflower in the Meadow! Amazing what pops up when you don't mow!
White heath aster (Symphyotrichum ericoides)
From a distance, the asters are pretty, too.
In the Meadow, the prairie verbena hasn't given up yet.
False ragweed

The purple milkweed in the Meadow is still going to seed.

Purple bindweed
The pentas and zinnias that James planted still look great.
Look at our turk's cap in the back yard! Reds, pinks and whites are all in bloom.

Our friends, Charles and Rachelle, gave us this 'Confetti' lantana last summer. It's just growing and blooming up a storm.
Last but not least, the Texas betony is giving a beautiful last show of blooms for fall. Thank you for everything, O' Wondrous Wildscape of ours!


sandy lawrence said...

I love the thread-leaf zinnias in the log. Mine re-seed every year, so that's a plus! I actually prefer these to the larger, showier zinnias, and the threadleaf doesn't get mildew like the others.

Sheryl Smith-Rodgers said...

Hey, Sandy! Thanks for the heads-up on the zinnias...I fixed my boo-boo (I had marigolds). And yes, they sure have grown well and kept blooming. I love their color!

Martha said...

Lovely, wonderful fall. Your photos sing I Love Fall!

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