Friday, June 30, 2006

our deer look like this to me: next they will be asking for a decaf latte to go with those pansies. now the deer are coming into the back yard more often and decimating the phlox, clematis, anenmone, lillies, hostas, etc. sigh. pehaps i should leave the dogs out all night to chase the deer.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

rose heritage, which i moved this spring, bravely blooms. part of the square garden. i cheated and put some annuals in this year.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

dwarf white echinacea in the square garden dwarf oakleaf hydrangea that my brother gave me 3 years ago

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

a robin on the fence enjoying the clematis. trumpet lillies

Monday, June 26, 2006

another rainy day, what's a whippet to do? this is not my favorite daylily, but in the rain it looks like a water color.

Friday, June 23, 2006

this daylily escaped the deer fencing and bloomed. daylilies are the deer's favorite food, so i fence them in. this primrose (tie dye) is 3 years old and finally bloomed. primroses are usually spring bloomers.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

my favorite rose, dainty bess, is flowering now in the garden. this flower has been scanned with japanese maple leaves.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

two kinds of clematis viticella blooming on the fence.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

the arisaemas are blooming!

Monday, June 19, 2006

this little guy is hiding under a dombeya leaf. can anyone identify this insect before my brother does? here's the dombeya. it's a tropical, in a pot on the front steps. see the little insect?

Sunday, June 18, 2006

happy father's day! we are looking after the neighbor's cavalier king charles spaniel. those ears have a life of their own! he's photogenic, young and playful.
a great little dog
he's a "ruby," and you can see how red he is in the sunlight.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

the whippet lounging while the sun is setting.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

azaelea today hosta frances williams

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

ok, i can't remember what kind of clematis this is. darn, why'd i take the tag off? maidenhair fern in the woodland garden

Monday, June 12, 2006

champagne currants ripen in the sun. dogs near main garden

Sunday, June 11, 2006

here's an insect, almost 1.5" long, found in my garden today. my brother says it's an eyed elater, a giant click beetle, the largest click beetle in north and south america! (this was scanned on a piece of birch bark.)

Friday, June 09, 2006

sorry about the hiatus, but it was rainy for a few days. here's a detail of the main garden today. this old, weedy rose may even just be rootstock, but it's dependable! the flowers are a good 3" across. anyone know what it is?

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

bee on a bachelor button today white iris
enjoy the woodland foliage before the deer come eat it all!

Monday, June 05, 2006

clematis viticelle "etoile violette" just blooming on the fence. i forget which allium this is, but it's a much darker purple than this photo shows.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

this little cabbage butterfly looked pretty cold today! you can even see its proboscis!

Friday, June 02, 2006

it has been raining all day, so i made a scan instead of taking a photo. the humidity gets inside the scanner to make the picture quality poor. but the pretty pink flowers show anyway.