Late summer.

by SmithorJones on August 23, 2009

in Around the House, Garden, JonesGirl

IMG_8815A small success this summer has been this sunflower.  Last year I planted a few just straight into our ground, one of them grew to the size of a daisy, and the rest just plain died.  This year, the difference has been that I add mulch at the base frequently.  It’s still pretty small as sunflowers go, but it’s taller than me and has a nice flower opening this week.

Last week it was even sporting a bit of garden jewelry.

IMG_8768 I guess it’s a small praying mantis – my uncle tells me there are much larger ones in other parts of the country. I’m thinking I’m glad I live out west.

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