|We have been neglecting the garden,|
but the butterflies have not.
They are in heaven with all the color around them.
I am thinking that this is a Monarch,
but it a lot lighter in coloring
than other Monarchs around the garden.
|Up close and personal, you can tell|
that the Echinops are a bit weary.
However, the worker bees are happy and healthy
and quite busy out there in the garden.
|The hostas are happy|
and starting to bloom.
I have never seen such large leaves.
Up close and personal, this
picture brought out the lovely
shades of purples in this bloom.
|Of course, the Morning Glory, can thrive|
anywhere.....especially this year,
on the south side of the house.
Isn't that just the best name for a flower?
|The Allium is long gone, but with benign neglect,|
it has become an ornamental statement
in our garden.