236/365: passion flower
Plants are sexy.
234/365: bells of ireland
Call it the luck o’ the Irish.
One of my favorite green flowers appeared in our garden quite by surprise. I know I didn’t plant it and I almost pulled it, thinking it was a week. Something made me wait and see.
I love to see my less-than-fastidious gardening practices rewarded! With a little time, space, and sunlight, who knows what might blossom?
226/365: monarch in the prairie garden
I could tell from the tattered wings that it’s been a tough journey. What a relief it must be to come upon a native plant feast like my neighborhood prairie garden!
It is SO good to see each and every monarch this year. Wishing them safe travels and plenty of flowers along the way.
222/365: dead (sun)flowers
This is what a burn-out day on the 365 (and my deck) sometimes looks like.
Any Stones fans out there? I’m sending you Dead Flowers. Click through to listen on Spotify.
221/365: wild senna
You can tell the native plants BELONG here because of the way they thrive.
We chose the wild senna for the cool shape of the leaves. We had no idea that it would grow taller than me the first season (I’m 5’3 so it’s not a huge feat, but still).
If you live in the Twin Cities, please let me know if you’d like one of these giants for your own garden. I’ve got babies all over the place and I’m happy to share. Be ready for a soundtrack of contented buzzing – the pollinators are coming in droves.
219/365: belles fleurs
Just another tough day of work…can I do this every day? Flowers by Jodi Irwin – Acanthus Floral Art.