Bumble bee on variegated obedient plant
Okay, I was actually waiting for a hummingbird to drop by as they usually find these blossoms irresistible. But it was a day for bumble bees so I decided to make photos featuring them. This variety of obedient plant blossoms in late August and into September so every year I look forward to their blooming.
Still a few blooming in the garden. I have a large area dedicated to various shades of phlox colours and plant heights. This year I will be dividing them and planting them in areas where other perennials failed during the past two very cold winters.
Dark red hollyhock
A few hollyhock blossoms are hanging on. The original plants were called "black" but they have lightened a bit over the years. Hollyhocks are biennials, so the first year I see rather small plants in my gardens (they self seed) and don't know till the next year what colour the blossoms will be. A few have actually been light pink as well as colours in between to dark red.
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