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Garden Photos 6-19-17 Flowers - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Garden Photos 6-19-17 Flowers
These pictures are from Monday, June 19.

Echinacea is beginning to bloom beside the barrel garden.
Echinacea is beginning to bloom beside the barrel garden.

This is the barrel garden.
Here is the barrel garden.

This pepper is beginning to ripen.
This pepper is starting to ripen.

Moss rose is blooming.
Moss rose is blooming.

So is gazania.
Gazania is blooming.

Million bells are blooming on the patio.
Million bells in bloom.

Here is the septic garden.
This is the septic garden.

Cleome is blooming in the white garden.
Cleome is blooming.

Yucca is almost done blooming.  I was out in the evening and surprised to discover that they are more fragrant at night.  Since they are pollinated by moths, this makes sense, but I had not noticed it before.
Yucca is winding down.

Some of its flowers are setting seed.  This also surprised me, because I didn't think yucca moths came this far north and also I've never seen their little holes (made by exiting caterpillars) on the pods.  But perhaps their range is expanding, or some other moths may have done the duty.
Yucca is setting seeds.

Most of the morning glories have been eaten.
The morning glories have been munched.

This is the cardinal nest in the hazelnut bush.
This is a cardinal egg.

Here is the wildflower garden.
The wildflower garden is blooming.

Echinacea is just putting out petals.
Echinacea is beginning to bloom in the wildflower garden.

Prairie onions have heads.
Prairie onions have heads.

Asters are blooming.
Asters are blooming in the wildflower garden.

These black raspberries are in the blackberry patch.
Black raspberries are ripe.

The blackberries aren't ripe yet.
Blackberries have green fruit.

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: June 23rd, 2017 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)
My own coneflowers are just beginning to bloom as well.

I love it when my own onions and garlic bloom. I have an elephant garlic plant that's blooming at the moment--it's easily four feet tall. I bought a head of elephant garlic at the grocery store but only the one lived.
Speaking of onions, I need to collect my chive seeds soon!

It only makes sense that the yucca moths' range would extend as far as their yuccas do. I have three young yuccas that I need to find a permanent home for and soon. I brought them home as "trash" in someone's discarded bag of raked leaves several falls ago.

Speaking of fragrant flowers my old-timey Lemon Lily (Hemerocallis lilioasphodelus) has begun to bloom. It opens in the evening rather than in the morning like most daylilies.
Would you like a start of it?

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