Thursday, July 12, 2012
What is left of the garden
These are the purple cone flowers by the side door. There is a bee on one flower. I really think I need a new camera for better pictures. These pictures get the point across, but that is about the extent of it.
When I first planted the garden and the front beds my goal was year round color and form and bird friendliness. Well this was before I knew about squirrels and cow birds. The cone flowers are native to Michigan and have proven great in this spot. The ones in back died, phooey.
This is my Rose of Sharon blooming early this year, usually nothing until late July early August. This was planted just because I liked it. That and my peonies and poppies, just for fun. They survived but I was in no mood for them this year.
Big Daddy is going for his Global Entry interview this afternoon. If he is accepted into the program he gets to bypass the immigration and customs line and go first. This is because he has a background check and fingerprints and probably an anus scan. It is included in the AMEX card we have and when you spend much of your life outside of the country I guess it makes sense. Yep, he is leaving again soon.