Thank you for the kind comments on my last post. Sorry that the snake picture caused uncomfortable feelings. I think because we just have harmless garter snakes I don't find them too creepy.
I have a Tiger Lily growing right at the front of the flowerbed. I don't remember planting it but it is thriving and getting more stalks every year. It's right beside the arbour and path that winds through the flower bed.
Except that the path is almost impossible to walk on without stepping on Morning Glories and Nasturtiums that are taking over. The Rudbeckia on the left is another volunteer that seems very happy with its chosen spot. If one does manage to get through the arbour there's some Allysum growing in the cracks and farther on the path is totally blocked by the Clematis that reached the top of the 7' trellis and began to come back down again. It's absolutely covered with flowers. It's all a bit chaotic but I like it that way.
I discovered another volunteer which looked pretty and harmless but upon looking it up I found that it was Creeping Bellflower (C. Rapunculoides), a very invasive member of the Campanula family.. I made sure to dig it out and tried to get all the bits of roots which apparently will grow given half a chance. I welcome most volunteers but not this one.
Isn't it amazing that summer is passing so quickly and we're already a third of the way through August? Good thing I love Autumn, and September and October are my favourite months. Do you look forward to Fall or are you sorry to see summer go? Personally I'm tired of the heat.
Thanks for visiting, Have a lovely Friday. G.M.