Sunday, July 4, 2010

A 4th of July Visitor

I couldn't figure out who was ringing the door bell until I spotted this fellow. I assured him that there was quite a meal for him out back.
Every year we have an egg case or two that hatch. The last time I saw one it was about a month ago and quite tiny. It looks there has been plenty for him and his siblings!
One of the pool pots. I was a little afraid of the colors I had chosen, but they work much better that the picture shows.
They are alyssum 'Carpet of Snow', zinnia 'Zahara Double Fire', zinnia 'Apricot Blush' and rudbeckia 'Cherokee Sunset'. The 'Zahara' zinnia's are more orange and the apricot zinnia is much brighter. There are six such pots along the back edge of the pool.

Convolulus 'Light Blue Flash', a very soft blue, just a bit darker than the photo shows.

I hope every one had a great fourth1


  1. Hello. I have never saw a light blue Convolulus before. I have grown the darker blue, pink and white and really liked them. The light blue is lovely too. The Praying Mantis are getting big so fast. Hope that does not mean an early fall.

  2. The praying mantis I've been seeing are all sizes, this one was by far the biggest.

    I've only grown the deep blue convolulus before. This one is lighter than I had hoped, but maybe the color will deepen when it cools down.