Monday, July 15, 2013

Mid-July at Moberly Cultural Herb Garden

 The best thing about a thriving herb garden is that it attracts clouds of pollinators, including honey bees in the Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium).

 The sunflowers and echinacea are now in bloom.

 The artichokes haves bee cleaned of aphids by ladybugs and birds.

 The coreopsis blooms next to wooly lamb's ear.

Leaf cutter bees are making polka dots holes in bean and rose leaves.

Here's a red zinnia waiting for a hummingbird.

 The sea holly and California lilac are attracting the most variety of insects.

 The sweet peas have the strongest perfume in this garden.

Swallowtails swoop between the cedars.

And I have had my portrait done! I love it!

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