Garden Tour

Morning glories; bald cypress; and an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail thrown in there somewhere.  From August 1-13, 2014.

Star of Yelta and Flying Saucer Morning Glories near the front porch; the Star of Yelta was a volunteer. On a morning when we had a misty rain fall for a couple of hours, the bald cypress next door looked like it was covered in jewels. Fuchsia morning glory vine has climbed up a small Chinese tallow tree on the east side of our house. Extremely tiny Sugar Baby watermelon just after setting its fruit.  This one is growing in terrace-one central along with some crowder peas and African marigolds. Bluebonnet seedlings continue to come up in rows one and two of the wildflower garden, as I have kept the area watered and removed a lot of the extant ground cover (read:  grass and stickers.) Eastern Swallowtail butterfly on a lantana leaf.  This female had been feeding on the lobelia next door and flew by long enough to have her picture made. Clemson Spineless okra is a member of the hibiscus family and has their characteristic beautiful blooms.  The okra next to it is ready to pick. Sweet autumn clematis, which starts blooming here in August.  Unfortunately it is nastily invasive and I spend most of the year yanking it off of my other plants. A small white Painted Tongue blooming in a pot near the front porch.  The white variety has had much smaller blossoms than the blue and purple ones that also bloomed in this area. Today The end of the line for black-eyed susans. Having died and dried on their stalks, I will be cutting these down and leaving them in place, to provide the seed for next year A very nice Canary Bird zinnia on row six of the wildflower garden. I was wrong about this plant.  I don The wild sunflowers removed from a construction site at the end of June are going strong, continuing to bloom after the domestic sunflowers have all dried up.




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