When the fairies built their first house in our garden, it was surrounded by gourd vines.
The kobold was happy, when we had glass mushrooms in our frontyard one morning.
Pssst! The Fairies are home.
I always remember the day, we’ve got our first fairy house and put it in the frontyard. Sara and her friends had a blast with all the tales, I was telling them about the garden fairy tales.
In August 2015, I had a beautiful Summer flower garden. It looked very inviting for our backyard wildlife. Next to butterflies, grasshoppers and bees, we also hosted a den for Eastern Cottontail bunnies. And a hummingbird family came over to visit our yard on a daily basis as well. Plant an environment for wildlife, and they will come! Here are some bloom photos of that wonderful Summer:
Beautiful Crape Myrtle Blossoms
Firebush for the Hummingbirds ❤
Nope! It’s not an alien, but a Bougainvillea. 😉
Several years back, while Kevin took the clothes out of the dryer he said that there is a big butterfly hanging around my Mexican sunflowers. I might want to check it out. When I looked out the patio door, I saw a big Tiger Swallowtail fluttering around my flower bed. Quickly I grabbed my camera and captured a couple of photos. This was the first time, Kevin and I saw an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in our backyard. What a beautiful sight.
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Mexican Sunflower II
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Mexican Sunflower I
I love August! A lot of flowers in all kind of shades of yellow, orange and reds bloom and attract dragonflies, butterflies and hummingbirds at this time of the year. Here are a few photos of some blooms and the smallest dragonfly, I’ve ever seen before.
Red Autumn Sage
This is the smallest dragonfly I’ve ever seen in my yard. It was no longer than approximately 1 1/4 inch long.
Even when it is hot outside, I have to plan for my Autumn garden. Last week I’ve started sowing plants. And this week, we have some seedlings sprouting on the porch. I keep them in the shade for most of the day, because I don’t want the sun to torch them at that stage.