29 June 2016

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Catching up with closeups

Suddenly, it's the end of June, and it's been almost two months since I've posted. Good reasons for that--it's gardening and nature photography time! Plus it's a busy time of year for work. So today, you get only a bit of a slide show, with captions and a couple of info notes:
1. I continue to donate a column to Local Xpress, the news website set up by the striking journalists of the provincial newspaper, the Chronicle Herald. I don't wish to have my name affiliated with what is left of that paper, so I write a column for my friends who were forced out nearly six months ago. Since I AM donating, it only gets done when I have time, but you can find them here.

2. This is going to be the last year for Canning Daylily Gardens to be open, as Wayne is retiring. I'll have more to say about that soon, but in the meantime, he's having a real sale at the nursery. The nursery website is not updated, but you can find contact information on it.

That's it for this time! Now to the photos:

 Clematis 'Diamantina'.

Echium 'Red Feathers'.

 Asclepias 'Monarch Promise'.

 One of several currently unidentified penstemons. I'm working on figuring them out.

 Finally blooming, yellow Jerusalem sage (Phlomis fruticosa)

 Petunia 'Picasso in Purple'. A vast improvement over 'Pretty Much Picasso.'

Primula vialii with stupid white crab spider. Soon to be ex crab spider.

White, nightblooming angel trumpet, Datura. 
Oh, and at the top? Meconopsis x, aka the Himalayan blue poppy. Of course. :-)

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