Thirty One Reasons
Sixteen Tomatoes a Day. Like my art?
Why these plants are great garden inhabitants. Don’t ask me, ask the pollinating visitors flying in on the other fifteen plants and see what they have to say. You want guaranteed color in Fall and a garden buzzing and flapping? Oh, and there are 31 images, so you might be here awhile. Make sure to see the last image, it is a real oddity in my neighborhood!
“Yes I like Aster frikartii,” says the very handsome Pearl Crescent.
“Veronica ‘Sunny Border Blue’ is made for me,” says the brightly colored moth. (Unknown, smaller than a Clearwing)
“Perovskia ‘Little Spire’ is a fave of mine,” says the Cloudless Sulphur .
“Star Aster ‘Jim Crockett’ is worth a try.”
“Caryopteris ‘Dark Knight’ is a bee favorite and I do not like sharing.”
It is the busiest shrub in the garden.
The Ailanthus Webworm Moth, two above, and Sweat Bee, above and below. This bee is so pretty, here are two more images. They don’t count in the 31 images since they are the same insect. I am not sure this is a Sweat Bee and if you are sure, let me know.
They just don’t pose when you want them too.
“Phlox paniculata, not that ‘David’, is my favorite,” says the Carpenter Bee.
“Scabiosa ‘Butterfly Blue’ is just my size.”
“We like the warm colors too. This Sweet Pea is really sweet.”
“Monarda ‘Raspberry Wine’, yum, yum ,yum, yum YUM.”
“Veronica is planted in four varieties in this garden and every one is delish. We keep coming back for the very last drop.”
“Salvia ‘Black and Blue’ is going gangbusters. I was here in Spring and they were tasty, but they are even better and bigger in late Summer. It was worth the long wait.”
“And yes, she lets the weeds grow after August first. No plant gets maintained or watered. And I can not say I agree with that. These are much tastier freshly watered.”
“Oh my, I almost missed this one. You would think there would be more Butterfly Weed.”
“Hydrangea ‘Big Daddy’ is a great little Bed and Breakfast,” said the Herald moth, Scoliopteryx libatrix. (I think)
Cleome ‘Senorita Rosalita’ is worth the trip according to this Snowberry Clearwing Hummingbird moth.
“Caryopteris ‘Blue Mist’, is a bit lower to the ground at 24 inches. I remember the dogs used to pick us off on this shrub.”
“Cleome, above and below is a great place to meet other wasps and flies.”
“See the fly, is she not a beauty? I love that coppery rump”
I could spend a whole post on Duranta. It rivals Caryopteris, Asters and Cleome at this time of year. Passing the upright, potted Duranta sounds like the shrub is going to become airborne.
“Caryopteris or Blue Beard is liked by every bee I know and she has a couple varieties of these. I am on Blue Mist and on my way to Longwood Blue.”
“Perovskia is a little harder to get a meal, but mighty tasty. I have fallen off this plant many times.”
“Aster, oh I love my asters.”
“The Cleome has an unidentified moth. It is really tiny too. Not sure why he came to our cleome.”
“Caryopteris ‘Longwood Blue’, oh how I wait all season for this.”
“Why hello there, my fellow Skipper. Want to join me for lunch on these Shastas?”
“I visit the Monarda four times a day and only use her feeders in the morning. See that pesky bee, above and to the right of me. She is really flying high. There are too many bees in this garden if you ask me.”
This is why it is fun living along the Niagara River…. I never know what I will see flying around. This is a first for a Turkey Vulture flying over the house. There were two of them, but I could not get them both in the frame as they flew really low. They circled quite a few times too.
Linking with the Patient Gardener for the End of the Month Posting.
What to Expect in the Future for End of the Month Niagara
Next month I will be doing a post for the End of the Month with 30 images, one from each day, so you will not know what to expect. So much happens during the month of September that a photo a day diary seems fitting. I am changing the rules a bit to make my End of the Month a little more interesting, and also not to be so similar in content to GBBD. Having a small garden, means I have to get creative to keep posts and images fresh and fun. I could have posted 31 plants in the garden for August, but the pollinators deserved the attention this month. They have been so busy on their favorite plants.
What to Expect Next Wednesday for Word for Wednesday
the occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
We can stretch this to finding something that does not belong, good or bad in a place you would not expect it. My vulture gave me the idea for next week.