Friday, August 15, 2014
View from the Yard
We were given 6 butterfly bushes last year to plant in Amber's memory. Three different colors for Amber's parents' yard and three for our yard. The bushes spent last summer in their original pots as we were just too stuck to do anything. The babyMomma's yard is a work in progress and with two puppies who like to "garden," the bushes have not been moved to her yard yet. My hubby did heel in the six bushes in a raised bed the babyMomma had in our yard. To our delight and amazement, they survived the near neglect of last year and a harsh winter and are blooming! Dark purple bloomed first, followed by a deep red-violet, and the pale pink is just beginning to bloom. Yesterdays visitors included a Hummingbird Moth and a Red-spotted Purple Admiral (as far as I can tell). At first I thought it was a Spicebush Swallowtail, but it didn't really fit the bill.