Looking forward to seeing your pictures! I took some, too.
LEFT: ALternating-leaf Dogwood, Native Azalea, Carolina Allspice
CENTER: Trumpet Honeysuckle
RIGHT: Hawthorn, Highbush Cranberry, Aquilegia
https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result ... plant=SIATSisyrinchium atlanticum (Eastern blue-eyed grass) | NPIN
Eastern blue-eyed grass
Iridaceae (Iris Family)
Synonym(s): Sisyrinchium apiculatum, Sisyrinchium mucronatum var. atlanticum
USDA Symbol: SIAT
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
A grass-like, clumped perennial, to 20 in. high, with pale-green foliage and flattened flowering stems terminating in loose clusters of pale-blue, six-petaled, yellow-centered flowers.
Yellow Baptista has joined the partyapplestar wrote:
Whorled Milkweed Asclepias verticillata
Amsonia tabernaemontana blue star
Erigeron (fleabane?) -- I'm actually allergic to these, but DH must have thought they were pretty -- you can see he mowed all around it and left it standing in the grass near the shed He will also almost always leave flowers in the lawn unmowed, especially if there are bees working them.
No, I think it's just the edge of a cucumber leaf contrasting against the shaded area below. Big Kid would LOVE it if we had swallowtails!LIcenter wrote:Lindsay, is that a swallowtail chrysalis on the left stem of that plant, or is it part of something else?
Our town does not do any spraying with the exception of mosquitos in the boggy areas. The private sprayers are using garlic juice on the Gypsy moth cats, which is very effective. Not too many Tent cats this year in my local area.applestar wrote:Do you know if your local municipality might have sprayed for one of the pest moths? -- Gypsy moth, Tent caterpillar, etc.? I cringe every time people band together and clamor for the city to spray.
This is one of the European plum trees DH keeps saying he wants to cut down....applestar wrote:Yep. The mini's and jonquils come up first. The minis are fragrant, too, and were holding up their heads better after heavy rain when I took the photo a couple of days ago. My minis were originally a little Easter gift flower in a 4" pot -- I planted them after Easter and they have spread.
My volunteer yellow peach is already blooming -- the grafted cultivar peach is only just starting to show pinkness in the buds (I took photos but they aren't much to look at )