Daylilies are blooming. True lilies are about to burst into bloom. Corn poppies and Larkspur persist, most noticeable display as we drive into the yard. Breadseed Poppy seedheads need gathering for fall scattering so dying plants can be pulled.
Loropetalum has taken over some of the true lilies, which are growing up through the foliage. I made have to do a little judicious pruning to show off the lily blooms. Eventually the Loropetalum may have to be pruned into small trees, not a bad thing.
Silene (catchfly) attracts Spicebush Swallowtails.
Butterflies are showing up in 2s and 3s. I saw a Monarch Saturday.
All flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean at www.dottypants.blogspot.com in the hot, humid depths of Southwest Georgia where Magnolia fragrance floats on the breeze and Whippoorwills call from the woods at night. Join us in a glass of iced Ruby Tea, dark and barely sweet.