Wildflowers

I LOVE the wildflowers the townhouse association has planted behind us as kind of a buffer between our houses and the pond/trees/walking path down the hill behind us.  I have only shown you bugs, but there are some lovely flowers too!  I don’t know what most of them are, so if you do know the names, feel free to chime right in.  First off, probably my favorite — a cone flower:

Aren’t these pretty?  I think this is the pickerel weed, only partially open:

And a variety of flowers:

I really enjoy how unpolished and raggedy this “garden” is.  It seems more true to life than a neatly manicured garden; life is messy, imperfect, and a little chaotic too.

There have been a number of Monarchs visiting, but they weren’t being very cooperative about posing until, finally, this one needed a short rest:

Doesn’t this make you want to create a quilt in shades of dusty peach and orange with black & white polka-dot accent fabric, and then display it in a room painted spring green?  It would be absolutely smashing!

–Sue

4 thoughts on “Wildflowers”

  1. your yellow flower (foreground)looks like a rudbeckia (black eyed susan) and the background yellow flower looks like a coreopsis. you can tell the difference because the coreopsis has a flat center, while the rudbeckia is a domed cone center.
    also they have different leaves.
    the bottom orange flower is butterfly weed, and the monarchs love to lay their eggs on it for catepillars to feed from.

    if they aren’t already there, some good flower additions would be Queen Ann’s lace and any kind of salvia.

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