Happy Thursday to all!
I’ll admit I scheduled this post to publish while I’m in down-state Utica, Illinois for the long weekend. This is one of my favorite areas of our state, however there is plenty of it I’ve not seen either. We’ve decided to roll the dice for the Labor Day weekend and drive 7 hours south to go to a campground with caves et all… WITHOUT RESERVATIONS! Gasp.
I hope you all in the US enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend, and for everyone else, enjoy your regular two day weekend =-)
Buddleia davidii ~ Butterfly bush
Phlox divaricata – Woodland phlox
Lamiastrum galeobdolon ~ Yellow Archangel
Arisaema triphyllum ~ jack-in-the-pulpit, bog onion, brown dragon, Indian turnip, American wake robin or wild turnip
Osmundastrum cinnamomeum ~ cinnamon fern
Eastern carpenter bee (Xyocopa virginica) on may night salvia.
These guys are very non-aggressive. The male doesn’t even have a stinger, however females do. If there is a bee you’d like to pet, this is the one for you.
Annual Flower time at the office!!
Paeonia suffruticosa – Peony tree – Holy cow! What a specimen!!
Rhododendron ‘Stewartstonian’ ~ Red Azalea
Rhododendron ‘Girard’s Pleasant White’ ~ Azalea
© Ilex ~ Midwestern Plant Girl