The seven foot tall joe pye weed and cutleaf coneflower plants are dominating the garden as we near the end of summer.
|Joe pye weed's pink flower clusters can be seen leaning to the left in this picture. The yellow cutleaf coneflowers are in the center. A small pink phlox grows in front.|
|Cutleaf coneflower and white boneset.|
|Young Fowler's toad. The toads began to populate the rock garden portion of the backyard at some point this summer.|
|We hear them sing some nights.|
There have been no monarchs in the garden this year. We did not come across any brood II 17-year cicadas in our area either. Pete happily snacked on annual cicadas instead.