Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Despite the heat

The following are blooming, either in the ground or in pots, and attracting hummingbirds, honeybees, butterflies, and other visitors: ruellia, milkweed (asclepias), plumbago, lantana, Turk's cap, cosmos (pink family and yellow / orange family), and fennel. I don't think that geraniums attract anything, but we enjoy them, all the same. The same goes for rose of Sharon, morning glories, flowers of the spider plant, oleander, and black-eyed Susans, but I could be wrong about their attractiveness to the creatures. We continue to hear the giant cicada. It is very surprising to see new hyacinth-bean volunteers every day. The heat doesn't bother those seeds, apparently. We're expecting flowers from the hyacinth beans nearly any day now.


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