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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Start of Autumn


Garter snake... I see this guy a lot....

Buckeye and gulf fritillary visit mexican clover (richardia sp.)


Tri-foliate orange... Contrary to popular belief, I'm finding this orange very edible.
One orange to a half-gallon of water... makes decent orange-ade... One orange juiced into a batch of potato salad... pretty good...
I tried adding an orange to a coupla stewed pears, and adding all the peel was too much... the peel tasted good, but the pears were overwhelmed.

Viceroy enjoying a bit of pokeberry fruit.


Ellen from Using Georgia Natives sent me some pink turk's cap hibiscus seedlings... and they didn't exactly come true... Pink ones & white ones from the 2 I kept... too bad that the ones I gave away ran into the tidy garden syndrome and got weeded out before they bloomed... :(

 Monarda punctata...



eupatorium serotinum
The voles ate the roots of this wildflower over the winter, but it came back in abundance from last years dropped seed.

 

2 Comments:

Blogger Jean Campbell said...

Happy Fall. I welcomed cool weather.

September 24, 2014 at 8:53 PM  
Blogger Flower Freak said...

Wow! You have plenty of color left in your garden and lots of pollinators. It's chilly here now and we don't see too many. The ones we see are bees......I love your Mondarda!

September 25, 2014 at 4:25 PM  

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