Monday, August 13, 2007

Flower census

Except for Turk's cap, lantana, pride of Barbados, both bi-colored and all-yellow asclepias, and, to an extent, fennel, everything's in ones and twos: nasturtiums, morning glories, and geraniums. We just bade farewell to the very, very last delphinium. Black-eyed Susans are still here, in diminishing numbers, and sometimes verbascum shoots up a stalk. Hyacinth beans, cypress vine, and clockvine continue to hold out against the grasshoppers, so we have hopes that we may see some flowers once it's just a bit cooler. All figs but one have been consumed; why that one remains is anybody's guess. Attracted by the flowers, all the usual butterflies (plus zebra longwings) and hummingbirds are everywhere.


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