Gardening, Nature

August Blooming Rose of Sharon Tree

This Rose of Sharon tree is the daughter of the original that grew near our place. She is not an only child, however! Several robust sisters surround her. The tree is prolific; each pollinated flower yields a hand full of seeds, and each tree produces thirty blossoms at least. In this case, it is fortunate […]

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Gardening

What’s Blooming Now?

As Wisconsin summer wanes; flowers change. Here are spots of color from our garden. Pinks; Butterfly-Created Phlox Variety; Sycamore Tussock Caterpillar Flowers, bugs, and butterflies abound. Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Phlox, two views; Campanulas ┬áUnidentified moth on peony leaf; busy bees; bee in Rose of Sharon bloom What is flowering where you live? Gracias for […]

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