More flowers- gladiolas are blooming!
A hummingbird came to its flowers yesterday! It was a brief moment, but felt so magical, to watch it for a few seconds as it sipped from the red flowers, then zoomed away.
I think I missed the flowering of my milkweed on the sideyard.
The plants have fat pods already, but they look unhealthy to me- black as if moldy. Haven't seen any caterpillars yet, but I did see a monarch in the echinacea patch the other day. I always expect them too soon!
Trimmed some stuff here recently. There's still way too much clover around the path, but I don't mind. Ajuga on either side is filling in quickly enough, and meanwhile I cut the clover periodically to use as garden mulch.
I had to cut back the salvia from one side of the path. I like how the sedums look now.
In the bed around the pannicle hydrangeas, this plant I didn't recognize (these pics from two weeks ago)
has bloomed, and proven itself a stranger. It's gone skinny and tall, with small sky-blue flowers.