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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Flowers (of course) and a question

Gaillardia (blanket flower) I love the bright colors. I think this is Amber Waves. But it is too dark out there to check the tag. We make metal tags out of chain fencing flat metal lengths ( I don't know what they are called.) and then I engrave them.
Will Goodwin Climatis. First time it bloomed for us. Bare all the way up the stem and then some leaves on top with one flower. But Hey it finally bloomed!
Gaillardia blowing in the wind. Very windy this morning.
Our painted daisey always has some strange blooms. 2 flowers on one stem! Some of the flowers have enlongated centers, some like a filled in figure 8 and some normal. Interesting to see what will open up next.
Black mini iris. Some of the petals look like velvet. This one is about as black as your going to get. It doesn't show the purple/red as much as some black flowers do.
Sorry sideways. John Kelsey on the left and William Baffin on the right. Baffin is almost solid with flowers since I took this picture. Kelsey doesn't grew as fast, but he is starting to catch up. Baffin is almost to hardy. We had to support the arbor with lengths of re-bar. He was pulling and twisting the arbor. Maybe next year Jeff will build a much stronger arbor.
This is the top of the arbor. this is the first year that they actually met in the middle! Kelesey left and Baffin right. I guess that we shouldn't mix red and pink...but oh well!
Here is the question! Anyone reconise this moth. The astennia are white. there is a white spot about 2/3rds of the way down each wing. He is more of a greyish brown. At least 2 inches long and 1-1/2 wide with mostly closed wings. Seems to crawl most of the time. At least the couple of times that I saw him. Interesting moth. At least right now he is. Might change my mind if I find out what he is! lol.
On vacation starting today (saturday). So who knows what I will have for pictures next. Maybe not flowers AGAIN. Hope no one is getting sick of flowers.
Have a great day. Hugs, Teresa


  1. Beautiful pictures and the moth is gorgeous, such interesting detail. Have a wonderful vacation.

  2. Teresa- Your photos of all your flowers are amazing....just gorgeous. I don't recognize the moth but I have to tell you that they kind of freak me out a bit. Have fun on vacation! xo Diana

  3. Never too many flower photos...all so pretty.
    Happy vacation!!!

  4. Gaillardia is a flower that I must plant in my sunshine garden! I am looking for species of sunflowers that I can use for cuttings indoors..this looks like the one!!Oh I love your arbor the way you have the bird house on top! Nope don't know that moth..hope it's a gardener's friend.
    Happy vacation to you!


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