Here is a sampling of the variety I've enjoyed!
Isn't this bloom a lovely stage for the green katydid -- I have just started to enjoy their evening songs!! It wouldn't be summer without it!
Now the yellows will reign supreme for a few weeks -- black-eyed susan, gray-headed and prairie coneflowers and stiff goldenrod.
The last of the monarch butterflies have emerged from their chrysalis -- all together my daughter and I have fostered a dozen of these beauties -- more females this year than males. I hope they will make a successful migration and find a safe haven to hibernate for the winter to return next summer and populate my gardens.
Enjoy the final month of summer!!