Why grow Red Butterfly Milkweed even though it’s “just an annual”? Because it is in full bloom well after the natives are done and provides a welcome snack for migrating monarchs like this one yesterday. #asclepiascurassavica
An update from our March post: Betty won first AND second place this year with both our normal red cockscomb and the more ball-shaped type that we helped her find seeds for this spring. She mailed these photos and a written update after her big wins two weeks ago. ❤️
Black Swallowtail feeding on native Red Lobelia (Cardinal Flower). #lobeliacardinalis
Eclipse projections through the leaves.
Busy bee taking off after visiting a Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate flower. #polygonumorientale
Pretty little Coral Hairstreak butterfly on Red Bloodflower Milkweed. #asclepiascurassavica #coralhairstreak
Either that odd plant on the lower left is a mutant type of Cardinal Flower (Red Lobelia) or I accidentally transplanted a dandelion.
Day old cotton bloom on one of our plants that we are tagging for Lilyfest this weekend. Looking forward to this wonderful event!
Is it a moth? A hummingbird? It a hummingbird moth! One of many pollinators busy in our larkspur this afternoon.#hummingbirdmoth #larkspur