Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Browsing through the Garden

Come on in and take a walk through my garden.  The periwinkles are looking good.  I fertilize them with water soluble fertilizer every 2 weeks. 
I just love purple coneflowers.
This is Rubylite Rose Calla Lily.  I bought it at Lowes for $5 three years ago.  The label says it is only hardy to 30 degrees but it comes back each year so I consider it a perennial. 
The castor beans are getting tall, around 7 foot tall so far.  It is still amazing to me that they can go from a seed to 7 feet tall in 8 weeks. 
The leaves are huge and they look like the dark green leaves have been sprayed with a purplish-reddish glaze.  The red "flowers" on the top are the seed pods.  I let them dry and then collect seed for next years plants. 
White-lined Sphinx Hummingbird Moth - this little guy was difficult to photograph.  I couldn't get the camera to focus on the moth but I was able to get 3 good pictures out of about 40.
This moth is about the size of a hummingbird.  It loves the lavendar. 

One last purple coneflower.  Actually this picture and blogger would not cooperate.  It wanted to be last!!
Until next time,


Sonia said...

Such a beautiful collection of flowers and photographs! I just love the castor bean plant! Of course I adore the lavender too! So pretty! Hope you are having a good week!

Miss Bloomers

Elisabeth said...

I realy enjoy following you in your garden.
And I love your photos!