Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hummingbird Moth

Do you shop for your hummers? I do. At this time of year I'm looking for something to fill out the season. I think they apprecaite something different just as we do.

I am always adding tubular flowers

 to the garden to entice them. 

Along with the hummers came the hummingbird moth.

They favor the Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender' with its dark stems, lavender flowers, and deep green leaves with maroon undersides.
They and the bees like Torenia/Wishbone Flower as well. 

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

No Deadheading

Well it is the end of summer and seeds are ripening. I was removing some plants spilled into the walkways this morning and noticed, after I had been working for some time, a  busy goldfinch nearby taking little notice of me. Usually they are so shy.

I decided to take a chance and go for the camera. Sure enough, when I returned, he was still there.  

Not only do they provide food, but the flowers have there own distinct beauty at this time of year. In this case, Mr Goldfinch is being very selective.

"No deadheading please. We'll take care of the preliminaries for you," he seemed to say.

Well, I'm choosing to feed the birds and there will be 

in this garden for a while.