Well, we dodged the ‘polar vortex’ here in the Midwest. The weather folk were all aflutter about this last week… fizzle, dud. No climate changing weather for us. It is nice to be cooler out as our air conditioner was fried out by a mouse that got into the electrical. He made a connection and ZZZZZZap, no more mouse or A/C.
Click HERE to see what was blooming last year!
Gesh.. Who chose the loading order of these photos?! It must have been one of my numerous staff members. Sigh….. (That’s what I call all the other personalities in my head.) Muhaha.
So, I continue to starting off with one I don’t have time to key out. Asteraceae, the family that holds the common named flower aster, also houses the thistles. That’s what I know, botanically.
This guy was back. At least he left some for others and left the feeder on the ledge.
Alchemilla mollis – Lady’s Mantle
I think this is a great plant for a photographer to have. I’m sure there are better rain days that would provide some great shots. I’m more of a hit-n-run photographer. Take 4 quick shots and hope one is in phocus!!
Sedum – not sure of variety
Amelanchier × grandiflora ‘Cole’s Select’
See, here’s a hit-n-run.
I told the guys the berries were edible and they laughed at me. “No, Wendy! We no eat that!” When I started with the company, I worked outside and would always wear my hair ‘gathered’ in some manner… sometimes braids. I also have red hair…
Anyway, now that I’ve proved they’re yummy. None of our customers will have berries! Not like they’d notice.
Hydrangea arborescens ‘Abetwo’ – Incrediball Hydrangea
Doesn’t it kinda look like a heart?
Coreopsis verticillata ‘Zagreb’ – Tick seed
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