I've procrastinated long enough! Here are some of the photos I took from the Garden Tour last week. Unfortunately I was not able to see very many of the gardens due to time mis-management on my part. Since I am ever watchful of pollinators, I noticed this Variegated Fritillary at the driveway of the very first garden on the tour. Silly me did not have camera in hand. A problem which was quickly remedied by a fast walk back to the car. And so it began. I am not as well versed as others in my postings here, but can provide some half decent photos at times. So....if something needs to be corrected, or you have answers to my questionable identifications, I welcome your comments.
With the exception of this one photo, all others were taken at Angela Weather's.
Variegated Fritillary (Euptoieta claudia)
Good nectar plants for this butterfly are: Ironweed, Red Clover, Alafalfa, Joe Pye Weed, Asters, Coneflower.
Violets, Common Purslane, Mayapple and Plantain are some of the host plants for this butterfly.
It's genus name was taken fromt he Greek word euptoietos meaning "easily scared".
I believe this is a rose.
Nasturtium. Quite edible and has a pepperly flavor.
Double Morning Glories as seen in earlier blog posts.
A unique type of eggplant.
A lovely pink Hardy Begonia
Black Cohosh Cimicifuga racemosa
A lovely Cosmo
One of my favorite annuals....Cleome