The pollinators were out today! The Echinacea was alive with the movement of butterflies, bees, and other pollinators (and see our special guest at the end!).
This is a lovely garden with stonework and multiple tiers around a garage. Hosta, Hermerocallis, Salvia, Liatrus, Phlox, Rudbekia, Digitalis, Dicentra, Echinacea - you name it - its in this garden! Its teeming with life!
I wanted clients to see this, especially. All the plants in this garden are annuals! Cleome, Cosmos, and others! You can do amazing things with annuals and here is a great example!
Here is our new visitor for the day! This beautiful lady was sunning herself next to her Hosta Home, when we disturbed her. She came out to see us and watch us for the morning and then excused herself for the afternoon to watch us from hiding.
Here she is, visiting with Hana. For a garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis), she was very calm and interested to see who we were. She had a beautiful bold-colored underbelly and was a full 28 inches long!
What fun we sisters all have in the garden together!!