Monday, July 30, 2007

Back from Maine

I need to get out in the garden and take some new pictures. Everything is growing like crazy. Maine was beautiful.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Last images in the garden before vacation

We are heading off to maine tomorrow. Looks like the forcast will continue to be hot and dry here. Hopefully all of my flowers will survive without me.

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Wildflowers are starting to bloom

This year is the first year I have tried a wildflower garden. I have no idea what many of the plants are that are starting to bloom. I even see a tomato plant growing in there! My trumpet vine is new this year and has some blooms on it already. I was a little afraid of planting this one, as they can be invasive. I have already see the hummingbirds using it thou, so I will take my chances:)

Friday, July 13, 2007

When what to my wondering eyes should appear?

But a minature hummingbird. I actually had my camera with me last evening when this bird flew right next to me and started feeding on the Crocisma. Very cool!

butterflies, bees and hummingbird moths

Lots of creatures are enjoying the flowers. I took these yesterday afternoon. I had several hummingbird moths enjoying the bee balm.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Lots of Sunflowers thanks to the birds

These are dividends from the birds. They must not have consumed all the sunflower seeds I fed them this past winter. I've actually been pulling up tons of sunflower seedlings all winter, but decided to let some grow.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Lots of hummingbird plants are blooming now

I have lots of great hummingbird plants blooming now. Lots of Salvias, Crocisma, bee balm, cany corn vines, cupheas etc... I think I saw the first immature humingbird of the season too. I love this time of the summer where everything is growing and blooming.

Monday, July 09, 2007

coneflowers, daisies and wisconsin are a good match

Coneflowers and daisies seem to thrive in Wisconsin. They are not hummingbird flowers, yet they do well in our bad, dry clay soil. Last year when they were on sale I bought a bunch and planted them in my worst bed out front. This year they look great. Some how a daisy even grew in one of my patches of bee balm, which also does well here(and is a hummingbird magnet).

Monday, July 02, 2007

More pictures from a hike in Wales, Wisconsin

Pictures from our hike today

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