End of the Month – June is Sizzling
Actually the temperature is only 71°, but the flowers are comfortably blooming in the hot and warm colors….
finding companions in the cooler colors quite friendly.
Lilies come in both Asiatic and daylilies. In all colors, shapes and size. They are so budded out, that the lily show has only just started.
Throw in a some orange in a Gerbera that was a prize from one of my garden clubs.
More daylilies (Happy Returns) are pumping out flowers like real troopers.
Out in the front yard, it is toned down with pinks, whites, blues, and purples.
In the back we have the reds. Monarda is just starting to open.
The little fly is taking a siesta.
Petunias are in a pot with more purple and red companions.
The geraniums are cohabiting with Nemesia, Bluebird, also in a pot.
And here is where all the blooms are living in the back garden.
And this is the front yard. Surprised? More of it for The Niagara Falls Garden magazine, Blooming Blue and the Color of WOW, next week.
A little worker, just starting her foraging.
And a half a bee. Well, not exactly, but I do not know what it is. His head is covered in pollen, I think, so I guess he is not so bad since he is the only one of his kind in my garden. Those are stumpy wings on his flat, fuzzy back. He flew away, but kinda slowly. No motoring with wings that size.
UPDATE: I found my mysterious ‘bee”. It is a beetle like I thought, but I had no luck researching it until I found another individual posting a photo like mine, asking the same question. A kind person responded and sent us to this website. http://www.cirrusimage.com/beetle_chafer_trichiotinus.htm
So I guess my beetle is not so harmless after all, his grubs are though. My beetle is prettier because his fur is yellow.
Soon on GWGT is The Niagara Falls Garden magazine’s Bad Borer. This one is a puzzle. Maybe you can help to identify the insect. Even the Extension officer had no clue. I was going to send it to Cornell’s entomologist, but thought to give you readers a try. It is not any of the common culprits. Stop in for a peek.
Please see the post on Green Apples called More Than the Falls in Ontario. I was in Canada on Wednesday and shot water features that are NOT the Falls. And of course there are two gratuitous shots of the Falls, but not framed as you would expect. And later in the week on Green Apples… the Niagara Parks’ GARDENS. A real treat for the eyes, both formal and informal, they have it all.