Slow weekend in the garden, which was exactly what VPH and I needed. No real gardening being done, just harvesting and tidying up.
First, as promised, a picture of the morning glory in bloom:
Which is difficult because all the blooms are above my head:
Another climber that's making me happy these days is the purple hyacinth beans:
The dead cucumber was ripped out today and the other cucumber is not looking too good (after I took the photo I removed the bad leaves):
The zucchini still has beautiful male flowers, but no female flowers:
The volunteer tomato plant is blossoming:
The wildflower patch was so over-shadowing the dahlias in pots on the lily pad stepping stones that I decided to pull them out of there. When VPH saw this micro-mini dahlia in the pretty pot sitting on the bar he said it was like we went out and bought a whole new plant. I said just wait until it blooms:
Speaking of blooming...some of these guys are lagging behind:
Bet you're wondering where the calendar worthy shots are. Wonder no more. This one's good:
This one's better:
I think this one's the best:
I was checking on the cherry tomato plants this morning when I spotted a really big bug on the sweet potato vine (aren't I nice to give you a box so you can see it?):
And this one is definitely calendar worthy:
Isn't it funny that I just said I haven't seen many butterflies and then poof there's a monarch on the zinnias. I just love that last photo of the mystery bug. I think I'll go make it my wallpaper now.