Saturday, August 10, 2013

Birds, bees and butterflies~ Muthers Garden

Every year for Mothers day I buy flowers for Moms front garden.

It varies year to year…but lately she has preferred all Zinnias.

Zinnias_173The zinnias fill in beautifully..

Zinnias_014A few Cleome self sown from last year..

Zinnias_170we didn't plant the sunflower either..

I think the Goldfinches planted it.

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Zinnias_042The bugs enjoy the Zinnias as well.

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Its a busy garden…

Zinnias_007Full of insect activity..

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I believe this is a

Sachem skipper

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Spicebush Swallowtail ?
Papilio troilus Linnaeus

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American Goldfinch on the Cleome

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Three bees and a bird..

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These three bees hung out on the sunflower for over a half hour..

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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio glaucus Linnaeus

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Look Out Bee~hind you!

 Smile

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Next year I am sure it will be more Zinnas, hopefully some Cleome will self seed..

I think i will add a few more sunflowers.

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Muthers busy garden..

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Jeff and I will be moving Homey to Chatham for a few weeks and commuting back to Lexington for a few Dr appts and Baby visits.

Then we think we will move Homey to CT for the month of Sept and leaving sometime in October to head west…

Oregon bound~

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