Everything and more about gardening in Shady's SE Iowa (USA) location.
So pretty! I love that second picture especially. I found one Black-Eyed Susan blooming today, but the rest will be awhile. Phlox and Daylilies are the newest things blooming here.
Hi Catherine! My rudbeckia began blooming about a week ago. Yours will soon. :-)
With the heat wave we (and everyone else) are going through, these are one of the few plants that are able to handle the heat. Gotta love native plants.
Something so cheery about black eyed susans
The rudbeckia hirta are doing so much better here than the fulgida. The Goldfinches adore eating the seeds, so my flowers are missing lots of petals from their tiny little feet hanging on while they munch! I don't mind at all.
Hi Chad and Brandy, You're right! And I've missed you!! Thanks for your visit. :-)Hi Rosemary. I love them, too!Hi Cameron - Not going to complain? I understand completely!!! Love the whole circle of how everything fits together!! :-)
Shady, those are my favorite black-eyed susans, can't do anything but kill them. The common ones do fine here and the birds brought us some wild ones over by the back of the pond this year.Better check out my butterfly post my dear..
Lovely photos Shady, and I've enjoyed catching up on all your back posts - those shots of the butterflies on the prairie flowers are wonderful!New blog post up now on my site at last - so you can see why I've been MIA!!! :)
I think this is my favourite kind of garden, I just adore the colours of the second photo. Soaking up the sunshine and thriving. Of course one of the things about a wildflower garden is that it doesn't last, and while it's blooming, you can't control it, it just does its thing. I've just noticed the bee right in the middle of the top rudbeckia, it's like a flower hat.
White and yellow nice combo.My link to Green Thumb Sunday went dead. I'll have to check yours.
In spite of hot and muggy, your gardens are lookin good, Shady.With all the early rain the prarie late summer and early autumn praries flowers will be spectacular. Hayden Prairie (Iowa) and especially Shooting Star bike trail and Lake Louise State Park near LeRoy on the Iowa border. :)
Hi Randy, I really did post a response once, but I'm going to say that I DID check out your post. It made me Very Happy! :-)Hi Liz. I'll be right over!!Hi catmint. Thanks for your visit. I love the native wildflowers as well. :-) Easter bonnet? lolPatsi, I no longer have a link, either. Don't know what to do about it... guess I'll just continue to post when I feel like it! :-)troutbirder, Mr. Shady and I Must get up to NE Iowa!!
There's something about black-eyed Susans that always makes me smile; they are such cheery plants. I have one volunteer growing in the middle of my daylilies, where it shouldn't be, but I don't have the heart to pull it out. They play well with other, too, as your second photo shows.
Beautiful yellow flowers. Great shot.Lisa from Acoustic Guitar Software
Hi Rose, Talk about serendipity! I have volunteer phlox that have "walked" all over the front yard this year. I cannot pull them out... and they are different from many of the others I have. 'Tis fun!Thanks, Lisa!
Beautiful! And the bees definitely look like they're taking advantage of the situation.
Hi Grace! :-)
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