Friday, August 04, 2006

Putting up Tomatoes

I went out to the gardens to pick tomatoes and was waylaid by the flowers and bugs. I have waited three years to see this perennial hibiscus bloom. I winter sowed some seeds from a plant at my Dad's house. He was so thrilled when he grew his. I am thrilled to have one from his plant. My tribute plant to him.
The yellow sedum is blomming and these little Phaon Crescent butterflies just cover it in August.
Marigolds attract all sorts of garden helpers.
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Sprite said...


Dear Q~

The hibiscus is gorgeous! Your beautiful pictures show such detail of the marvelous insect helpers in your garden of plenty. I love the colors, no wonder you were waylaid!

I wanted to tell you that I found that the Catalpa tree attracts Spynx Moths They are so beautiful. You might want to look them up. I wondered if your Phaon Crescent might even be in that category?

Love the Marigolds!


Q said...

Hi Sprite,

Yeah! It is nice to share some of my most special flowers.

Oh, nice to know the Catalpa tree attracts Sphynx Moths, aka, Hummingbird Moths. Beautiful trees!
Beautiful bugs!

I am Marigold dependant! My seed is from saved seed. I save every year for next year. Have done so for over 30 years! Can not imagine life without my Marigolds.

Sometimes I go outside and forget time.