Garden Shots

This week I decided to focus my attention (and my camera lens) on my home garden here in Fenton. I’ve also included a few shots I took earlier in the summer of two new plants I’ve added this year.

The first is this sunny, yellow poppy.

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Another new addition is this bright orange Geum, my first such plant.

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I was thrilled this week to discover three monarch caterpillars on my milkweed. Unfortunately, I returned a few days later to discover they’d all gone. I can only assume they became bird food. Next year, I’ll make it a point to add protection for them.

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The sunflowers are starting to die back now, but earlier this week they were still in full bloom. They’re wonderful for attracting American Goldfinch and all kinds of bees.

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Another popular flower for the bees right now are my Stonecrop. They’ve been covered with big, fat bumbles all week.

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My Russian Sage has been pulling in hummingbirds, as well as bumblebees. Of course, putting a feeder overhead helps!

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