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Signs of Fall

It wouldn’t be fall without asters or beautyberry or dogwood berries or my late blooming okra. But one thing I’ve never seen before is this extra large praying mantis with wings and a colorful body. Nature is amazing. Brenda  

Combinations of Color

As summer winds down, September usually gives me one last burst of color. The allium stellatum,  coreopsis and zinnias are providing color and much needed nectar for traveling pollinators. The hydrangeas provide a good background for the four-o-clocks (Mirabilis jalapa) and the chartreuse coleus, ‘chocolate covered cherry’ coleus, white caladium, white impatiens and creeping jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) […]