Bugs for babies

Carnation! Last year, I bought some carnation seeds in the spring and tried to get them going one of the flowerbeds ... to no avail. But the one I kept in a container had its first big bloom today.
Carnation! Last year, I bought some carnation seeds in the spring and tried to get them going one of the flowerbeds ... to no avail. But the one I kept in a container had its first big bloom today.
The cardinal vine began blooming a couple of weeks ago.
The cardinal vine began blooming a couple of weeks ago.
The pink hibiscus opened for the first time this season today.
The pink hibiscus opened for the first time this season today.
The pink and white gerbera daisy.
The pink and white gerbera daisy.
I love this photo.
I love this photo.
There's a mockingbird nest in our tree in the backyard. Here's a photo of the two parents, waiting until I'm not looking, so they can go and feed the babies. Bugs.

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2 thoughts on “Bugs for babies”

  1. Those mockingbirds are amazing. One looks like he has a brown catepillar in his mouth because of the green stuff dripping. Also, what are the names of the tall purple flowers in that one photo. Have the wild flowers from the wild flower seeds started blooming yet? I have some blooming, cosmos and somthing I cannot identify. That leaves are hairy looking and bloom is purple. I can’t wait to see what colors all the other flowers will be. I have the wildflower bed around the oak tree in the backyard. You are a fantastic gardener, Brandon!!!

  2. The purple plant is Salvia Leucantha … it’s actually two plants, one is just purple and the other is purple and white. I planted it in the fall and it shrunk in the winter but has really done well in the spring. Here’s a shot of it from March 18. We have a few wildflowers blooming from the seed you gave us, I’ll try to snap some photos soon …

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