I waited quite a while for Princess Kate clematis to bloom .. I was so sure I was going to love it .. maybe I have to give it more time ... but for now ? I am not all that impressed
Other small objects of my affection are making me smile big time though
Garden PA actually counted two of these big beauties and four more of the earlier instar ones for a total of 6 potential amazing Black Swallowtail butterflies .. I would be over the moon !
So ? in order to keep them safe I went a little overboard and wrapped my dill plant in cheesecloth.
I know ... but I would do anything to keep them safe and help them through their journey.
Cheesecloth is extremely breathable yet it will protect them .. I sleep better at night believe me !
Another wonderful surprise was a second batch of baby robins but this time the parents decided to nest in our big maple tree instead of the deck corner .. they are cooler and safer there in the tree.
I have fallen in love with my euphorbia all over again .. even in complete shade it is a sparkler in the garden ... I can't wait to see how it turns out in the Fall.
Rozanne at the foot of my Chinese Fringe tree looks amazing this year ..
Can you see it peeking out behind the striped grass ?
A little respite from our intense heat wave is this shady nook .. thank heavens for shade in the garden!