The cool and rainy weather we have known from mid-June to mid-July has been much appreciated by my ferns! Here are some views of my “fernery” taken this morning.
Those insects sure like my Monarda!
My insect of the day is a tiny unidentified coleoptera, lost in an ocean of pink. Approx. 2-3 mm long, maybe of the Chrysomelidae family?
Last year I reported on the tendency of my ‘Barnsley’ lavatera to revert to type. This season, that trend is confirmed: there are really few pretty, very pale pink ‘Barnsley’ type flowers left. The majority of the flowers are a plain pink ‘Rosea’ type. The 2 cuttings taken last year…
This beautiful specimen of Lucanus cervus (male) (European stag beetle) was walking quietly on my lawn. I had plenty of time to take his picture from several angles. Who says a well-tended garden and lawn are bad for biodiversity?