Can you see the butterfly. I chased him around for 30 minutes and waited and waited for a perfect shot... but this is the best I could get of him. He is enjoying the milkweed.
I found myself out in the yard doing a little at a time. By the end of the weekend I had weeded both of the front garden beds and cut and manicured the plants. These photos were all taken before I finished my work.
I was thrilled when I caught the Okra Hibuscus blooming. It was a surprise since I never saw the bud there. It is blooming about 6" from the ground. Last year they were 3-4' tall. But this year I just spread the seeds plus the plant reseeded itself last year.
I love the big pom-pom like blooms on the zinnias. These are my favorites.
To my surprise I also found more snapdragons coming up from seeds I threw out in the spring. Found three blooming right here together and all three are different.
Portulaca is coming up everywhere. And I mean everywhere. I don't remember it jumping all over the place like this has. I'm happy about it though because this is such an easy plant and tolerates all of our weather challenges.
My first bloom on my hosta. It is only a few inches off the ground. I'll tell ya what - I just can't get down on the ground and get a photo without blurring. I'm too old to get down on the ground to get photos.
The shade garden is showing off now. Looks like it needs to be enlarged already. That will come next year.
This is Bill McNight Dahlia. It looks HOT.
Hope you all have a great day.