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Bugs and Blooms ~ In Carol's Garden

Taking a stroll through my garden this morning. The bluebird house is gone. But there are many other things left to see. The first thing I saw were the Japanese Honeysuckle blooms. This bush started out as a tiny vine and is now about five feet tall. I love the colors and the hummingbirds and butterflies visit as well. No maintenance at all required.

Next is my butterfly bush. It has just started growing as I have had it only a couple of years. I hope it will eventually develop into a tall round bush. For now the white blooms attract all kinds of bumble bees, butterflies and other bugs. I never know what I may see on these blooms. Today was both a bumble bee and what I think is a soldier beetle on my butterfly bush blooms. I stand corrected if anyone knows for sure. Hard to tell in this photo, I will try to get more.

And another rose of sharon bloom to end with. My three bushes continue to bloom and attract bees and butterflies. There is also a blue sky trying to shine through. Always wishing me a good morning, afternoon and evening. And I wish the same to you. Enjoy the little things nature has to offer.

Gardens say…

Slow down,

Look around you,



~ Zoraida Rivera Morales
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  1. What a great garden you have! From your posts over time it seems that you have a beautiful yard all year long. Having plants for native pollinators is very rewarding I guess; and, the pollinators thank you. Oh, it’s nice to be back in touch with all of you guys. Cheers Carol. 🙂

    • Thank you so much Bradley. I have several gardens around my house and they all seem to be doing great. We have had a lot of rain and that helps. I love being out in nature but only wen the temps are not close to 100. I got lucky yesterday and got out early.

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