Thursday, September 24, 2020

Cool finds in the Meadow

This evening, I spotted a dung beetle mom, hard at work in the Meadow. 

Robber fly on dung beetle mom on dung ball!


Variegated fritillary caterpillar

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Blooms GALORE!

Texas hibiscus

Butterfly gaura

Salvia 'Yellow'

Salvias going crazy!

Texas lantana



Prairie fleabane

More salvia

Texas kidneywood

Snapdragon vine

Branched dicliptera

Mexican sage

Mealy blue sage

Texas nightshade

Betonyleaf mistflower

'John Fanick' phlox

Rock rose

Three-lobed coneflower

Leadwort plumbago

Barbados cherry

Compact ruellia

Salvia 'Red Galeana'

Turk's cap (red, white, 'Pam's Pink')

Salvia 'Eyelash'

Texas greeneyes

Windowbox wood sorrel

Salvia 'Indigo Spires'


Salvia 'Victoria Blue' (We planted this prior to August 2008!)

Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph' (originally planted prior to July 2008 and occasionally shows up again)


Obedient plant

Purple heart

Velvetleaf mallow

Mountain sage

Society garlic

Mexican bush sage

Physalis mollis var. mollis (native nightshade)


Trailing purple lantana

Lantana 'Confetti'

Trailing white lantana

Lantana 'New Gold'