September 9, 2020:
Generally, I gravitate to fauna, rather than to flora. My wife, Margaret, who is a Master Gardener, is the reverse.
I have benefitted greatly from her knowledge and skill as a gardener. Over the past three decades, Margaret has created a veritable wonderland in our backyard, which I get to enjoy on a daily basis. In addition, for a variety of reasons, my wife’s plantings attract all sorts of creatures to our yard, which I get to observe and to photograph. Yay!
So for a little change, for your viewing pleasure today, I decided to post a few images from earlier in the Summer, of a small sampling of her beautiful flowering plants.
(Full credit to Margaret for the plantings, and for providing me with the common and scientific names of these plants):
Rose Mallow Hibiscus (Hibiscus moscheutos); Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata); Spider Lily (Hymenocallis occidentalis); Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea); Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis); Swamp Hibiscus (Hibiscus coccineus); Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata); and Turk’s Cap Lily (Lilium superbum).
Stay safe, and have a great day!