Pretty little yellow bees in the garden on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Happy 4th of July in the USA!
This Zambia Daylily makes me think of Fireworks — which will going off aplenty across the street from our house on Forsythia Hill. It’s a 30 year set off of Fireworks that is CRAZY.
I have one Sunflower that FINALLY made it to maturity in my garden. It seems every year something munches it down to the ground!
This possibly is the multi-branching Russian Mammoth. It is WAY COOL!
Hanging out on my screen door in Charlottesville, Virginia was this strange alien like bug. After digging around online I finally discovered it to be a Mayfly, AKA Shadfly.
A fascinating bug that lives around water and only lives in the adult stage for a few hours to days (Nymphs in the water live up to a year).
Mayflies are a symbol of Peace, Good Luck, and Harmony. Males sport 2 penises and females 2 gonopores (oh my)!
Fishing lures have been designed to look like them.
My pretty little dwarf yellow Daylily.
I believe it is called Happy Smile and it makes me smile each year when it arrives!
I picked up this retro bright yellow & black vintage 1960’s Fondue Pot at a yard sale. I’ll be listing it soon in my shop. I like photographing my vintage items in the garden!
My miniature yellow and pink Carnival Rose is showered with quarter size blooms on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
I love Foxgloves. It looks like I’m going to have some lovely pinks and yellows this year. I acquired some seed from a seed swap and you never know until they bloom. This is the first stand to bloom.
They are a biennial so you need to collect seed after they bloom ‘cause they won’t come back (sometimes the dropped seed will come back on its own). I’ll try planting the seed immediately inside and getting the plants out this fall to get a jump on it.
Foxgloves are poisonous.
I love this delicate Cream Bearded Iris with hints of pale yellow and bronze veining.
It was on Forsythia Hill when we moved into the house. A keeper for sure!
It looks nice with the fuzzy silver Lambs Ear in the background.
"Sun Disk" is my favorite Daffodil. It blooms late, has interesting strappy grass like foliage and is teeny weeny but sits 8” up. A darling Daffodil.
I relocated it 4 years ago from my old house and thought that it was not in my garden - I discovered it peeking out between the large Daylilies!
I am so happy to have it!
My little shabby Garden Gate awaiting my entry, on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia.
The yellow Forsythia is midway bloomed out - more COLOR to come!
I collect Daffodil Bulbs and the little miniatures are starting to open a bit more now that it is rained and temps have increased on Forsythia Hill in Charlottesville, Virginia. This teeny ivory and yellow flower with a long ruffled trumpet is so sweet.
It’s a lovely day this April Fools Day which just happens to be 19th my Wedding Anniversary!
I see little bulb stalks peeping up through the earth here in Central Virginia.
—- Tulips, Daffodils —-
So many surprises this Spring in the garden on Forsythia Hill. My friend Ted gave me millions of bulbs last year and I scattered them in my flower beds. It will be fun seeing what pops up!
This pretty mass of red orange and yellow tulips is a photo from last year.
Come on SPRING!
Why is Winter time “the time” to dig out a Ground Hornet Nest? Because all the hornets have left the nest. We dug this out yesterday and it’s true all the little hornets have vacated. Hornets will not come back usually to the same nest but you need to dig out their home just in case.
I was stung in November when they were still emerging. It was in the middle of our Garden so it had to go. I also got stung several years ago when I rode over one with the riding mower and man does their little sting hurt.
Bees and hornets are beneficial so leave them alone while they are active.
It was quite interesting, the comb disks were layered and stacked like a cake.
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