|Cosmos with Striping
|Beautiful Speckled Zinnia
The shot above is of Mexican Butterflyweed. It does indeed attract butterflies And aphids, yuck. If you look very closely at this picture, there is a Soldier Beetle on the flower, near the top. He is sitting horizontally with his head to the left. Thanks to the soldier, this plant is probably aphid free.
Grapes? Don't I wish. This is American Beauty Bush, which get these pretty little purple berries. When the winter is cold and long, the birds will strip the bushes. Natural bird seed.
Last winter was long and hard. Killed the canna lily bulbs. But not the seed. So the canna lilies are back in full force, and attract hummingbirds all day long. I would like too find more attractive canna flowers, but this variety has been with us for a long, long time.
These cherry tomatoes are probably Sweet 100's. Here is a closer shot:
These are Sungold Cherry Tomatoes. Beautiful mixed in with red cherries and Chocolate Cherries. This plant is a volunteer growing up into the Dr. Martin Lima beans.
Well, that is enough for now. Every plant shown is a volunteer. It is nice to have free plants, but you need to pull them where they start to takeover.