Sunday, September 20, 2009

SKIPPERS VISIT; LESPEDEZA BLOOMS

folded wing skipper blends in with sunflower head...gf blends in with marigolds reflected in potager gazing ball...
felt black-eyed susan petals clutch velvety center...
clematis 'roguchi' seed head...
the whippet oversees the late summer proceedings from the deck...
the bees are very excited about the lespedeza blooming...
here is the south side of the house with the lespedeza and crape myrtle blooming...

5 comments:

miss m (InfG) said...

Gosh, where do I start ? What an awesome panoramic view in the globe ! All the pics are so lovely. The lespedeza and creeper towering behind it are stunning !
Lespedeza variety, please ?

Sophie Munns said...

You must love your weekends in the garden Em! Its all so inviting!
best,
S

Connie said...

Lovely pics...that flowering shrub is amazing!

em said...

miss m, i think it's thunbergii, but it was a gift from my brother and the tag is long gone. i have a bi-color one also, but didn't catch it blooming this year. yes, the globe was a great idea! only a genius would have thought of it!!! (i.e., you.)

sophie, yes, my garden is my sanity, that fo sho.

connie, lespedeza's are not common around here and i haven't a clue why. they are hardy and reliable... what's not to like? thanks for the comment!

Kerri said...

Your photos just get better and better. Oh, the bee!! And the skipper!! And the reflection in the gazing ball!! That was a bit of genius on top of the trellis.
I love the way the BESusans clutch the center like that.
Those 2 decks are great. Your house has a terrific design.
And oh, the pinks! Even the pooch loves them :)
What's that huge climber?