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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We’ve had some nice weather lately and have enjoyed spending time outside in our yard this week.

Check out the hosta around me.

Our dad has been moving these hosta to this area under our white pine tree. They were in our perennial garden but we have to take down the linden tree that they were under so they had to be moved.

I like watching dad as he works.

Last week we showed you how the butterflies like the Blue Fortune Agastache so this week we are going to show you how the bumblebees like it.

If you can’t see the video you can go here to view it.

Those bumblebees get their saddlebags really loaded.

Check out the beautiful color of the blue caryopteris and the pink Rose of Sharon blooming behind me.

We hope you enjoyed a look at some of the bumblebees working in our yard this week.

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Hi everyone! It’s Walter here. Sorry we haven’t posted much. Our only excuse is a lazy secretary.

We need to get better help if we want to post more often. BOL!

Today I want to show you some butterflies. They sure do love our Blue Fortune Agastache.

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail

Monarch Butterfly

I hope you enjoyed a look at a couple of the butterflies in our yard this week.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. There aren’t many new flowers blooming in our yard so we thought we would show you some of the creatures that are hanging around the garden.

Hey Millie! What is that bug in the grass?
Where?! He better not crawl on me.

Okay. Maybe there isn’t a bug in the grass that is about to crawl on Millie but we found this katydid on a daylily.

Maybe if I hide under here those pups won’t find me.

I’m feeling brave sitting on this daylily bud.

The next thing we want to show you is the cabbage white butterfly. We always have plenty of these butterflies in our yard every year but they are difficult to capture since they are often moving so fast.

Cabbage White Butterfly on Loosestrife

This next creature is a first sighting at our house.

Long Tailed Skipper

According to Wikipedia the caterpillar of these butterflies are pests of some crops, especially beans. We think the reason we saw this one is that the crop field just a few hundred yards from our house has beans in it this year. Usually they grow corn but have changed it up this time.

I think we found some interesting creatures to show everyone today.
I’m keeping my eyes out for more of those katydids. Did you see how big those pincers were on that thing?

We hope you enjoyed a look at some of the nature in our yard this week.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. There aren’t many new flowers blooming from last week but we have some beautiful pictures to show you.

Let’s see some beautiful flower pictures.

We call this our “School Bus” Yellow Daylily

Pink daylily with coreopsis background.

Here is a picture of what happens after the flowers bloom on one of our plants.

Hypericum androsaemum ‘Albury Purple’ berries

Don’t the flowers behind me kind of look like Christmas lights?
That’s how you do “Christmas in July”!

We hope you enjoyed a look at some of the nature in our yard this week.

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Hi everyone! It’s Walter here. We’ve had some cooler days lately but are heading into a couple hot ones this weekend.

Let’s see what is blooming in our garden.

We have lots of daylilies so here are a few of them.

Red daylily

Peach daylily with burgundy accents and ruffled edge

Red Daylily with Yellow Throat

Two-toned pink daylily

Peach daylily with maroon throat

Stella D’oro daylily

Here are a few of the non-daylily flowers that are blooming now.

Purple clematis

Blue Fortune agastache

Agastache

I have one more flower to show you.

I don’t want to forget to show you the coreopsis I’m posing in front of.

I was doing some more super model posing for this picture. Don’t worry, I always get paid well for my modeling work. I hope you enjoyed a look at what is blooming in our yard this week.

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Hi everyone! The hot weather is continuing here this week but we’ve been making sure to keep our flowers watered so they keep on blooming. Here are a few of the things in bloom right now.

Campanula Glomerata

Rozanne Geranium

We have quite a few hosta and they are blooming nicely. The hummingbirds just love these.

Hosta flower bud

Hosta flower stalk

Next up is a Rodgersia flower.

Rodgersia flower

Last but not least is the newest resident in our perennial garden.

Geum – Totally Tangerine

This perennial is supposed to continue to bloom if you regularly dead head the flowers so we will keep you posted on whether it keeps its promise.

We hope you enjoyed a look at what is blooming in our yard.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We’ve had some scorching hot weather this past week and it’s caused lots of shrubs and flowers to bloom.

Oh look! Dad’s over there taking pictures of some flowers.

Let’s see what’s in bloom.

Korean spice viburnum

Doublefile viburnum

Korean spice viburnum in black & white

We sure do have a lot of different viburnum.
What’s dad taking pictures of over there now?

Deciduous azalea flower

Bumblebee on azalea flower

My Monet Weigela flowers

Those are all such pretty pink flowers. Now for our favorite flower…

Blue Columbine

There sure are lots of things blooming in our yard.
That’s not even everything that is in bloom. Stay tuned for our next installment.

We hope you enjoyed a look at what is blooming in our yard. We had record high temps this past week and will now get some more average temps in the week ahead.

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Hi everyone! It’s Millie & Walter here. We’re finally getting some warmer weather and some of our trees and shrubs are starting to open their buds.

What should we look at first?

The Korean Spice Viburnum buds are ready to open.

Even though the buds haven’t opened yet the Korean Spice Viburnum sure looks pretty.

Ogon Spirea

This spirea has the tiniest flowers but with so many of them on each stem they almost look like they are covered in snow.

Serviceberry tree blossoms

We were afraid that some of the cold weather we had might ruin our crop of serviceberries this year but the flowers look like they are doing fine.

Serviceberry in Black & White

Serviceberry tree blossoms

We can’t wait to see all the fruit on the tree and have it covered with all kinds of birds that love to eat the fruit.

I found a nice stick to chew on.

We hope you enjoyed a look at what is blooming and almost blooming in our yard. With the warmer temps we are supposed to get this coming week we should start to see more flower opening up.

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