Mrs. F.G. went out and took a number of pictures of our garden yesterday I think it was. With the rain plus very hot temperatures today everything is just bursting with growth!
The Alliums seem less luxuriant than usual, but they're growing in the shade. Still, they're a beautiful flower!
The first of the new Peonies has come into bloom, a rich pink colour.
And she's added a few Petunias for colour out front and on the deck.
Herb Robert is a delicate tiny pink flower. It loves limestone so it's found all along the trail on the escarpment.
This is a corner I no longer get to see, behind the shed, but the Ostrich Ferns we planted there are doing very well.
There are also some large Solomon's Seal back there, with their tiny bell-like flowers dangling beneath the stem.
You don't get to see those tiny flowers unless you pick a cluster and look up into them. Mrs. F.G. is always picking little bits like that and bringing them to show me.
She also found a beautiful moth to photograph that evening, totally white except for a light brown line across its wings. I haven't been able to figure out a name for this one, so if you can help me....?
And thanks to Jason, Woody and David for helping (see comments). It is a white Slant-line moth.
It's a beautiful summer day here today, with strong winds this morning blowing in a very warm air mass, up to 30°C. We've had to get out the hose already because plants are starting to wilt in the heat.
What about a white slant-lined moth (Tetracis cachexiata)ReplyDelete
Definitely the heat after some rain is really getting things growing quickly. Love the little flowers from the Solomon's seal. It's not a plant I'm familiar with. Enjoy the heat!ReplyDelete
The heat is here too but not too unbearable yet!ReplyDelete
Beautiful close ups.ReplyDelete
Yes that's a white-slant-line, a very pretty moth. The "Butterflies and Moths of North America" site (https://www.butterfliesandmoths.org/species/Tetracis-cachexiata) doesn't show any records for the Bruce Peninsula -- the closest records to you are at Cambridge and Mississauga.ReplyDelete
You have a nice selection of flowers there including a little white Moth with slanted brown lines. Yes, with this heat and recent rains the foliage is really thickening.ReplyDelete
Nice flowers and moth. I have seen a white one that I believe is a cabbage moth. I had been warm earlier this week. One day in the 90 F degree range and next day a bit cooler. It is now in the high 60s. I need to go water plants daily as it has been quite dry lately. Rain is to appear sometime this week, hopefully!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous flowers. I don't know that moth, but cabbage seems to be a perfect name for it.ReplyDelete
As two others have already confirmed the moth is a White Slant-line (Tetracis cachexiata). Kudos to your wife for taking the picture.ReplyDelete
Those ferns are so lovely with no brown fronds hanging on. Mrs FG must be out there snipping off any dried bits. They do look very healthy.ReplyDelete
A pretty selection of flowers (and moth!).ReplyDelete
Solomon’s Seal is a delight, each tiny bloom a bit of perfection.ReplyDelete
Yes, some hot days coming. It is 8:30AM and just about time to shut the windows an turn on the AC.ReplyDelete
How pretty! A reminder that many small things around us are beautiful.ReplyDelete
I love your gardens!ReplyDelete
I got behind on reading. Beautiful flowers, ferns and the moth! :)ReplyDelete
It is nice to have a back yard that you don't have to mow. I have the same thing with two older guys next to me on each side who keep very fine yards. Your flowers are looking great. You have some interesting varieties that I am not familiar with.ReplyDelete