Verbena bonariensis shows no signs of slowing down. Like I've said before, it goes with pretty much anything and is welcome to reseed all over my garden. I'd have to say it's one of my very favorite plants.
Chocolate Eupatorium is finally blooming. I can't believe how much it grew in one summer. I moved it into the butterfly garden from the backyard where it has a little more space.
Aster dumosus 'Professor Kippenburg' is what this was labeled, but now I see it's called Symphyotrichum novi-belgii. I think I'll just call it an Aster. Lantanas are blooming behind it.
Today is Sweet Pea's 11th birthday. How does time fly so fast? She is such a great girl and loves being outside as much as possible no matter what the weather. As soon as she gets home from school she's out the back door to play. You never know what you might find after she's been in the backyard. Bags tied with string to the branches of a tree, twigs tied together spelling the word "Mom" propped up in a flower bed, newly constructed fairy homes or buckets of rocks and seeds that she's gathered from around the yard. Her latest project was taking some of the homeless plants in the side yard and planting them in her own garden. She's already decided she wants to be an architect with a farm.
Join Tootsie at Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday to see her flowers and other gardeners "flaunting their flowers".