Tiny Somethings on a Spiderwort

Sometimes I look through my camera and get surprised.

I got a surprise while photographing one of the Spiderworts.

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It had tiny flying insects hanging onto its stamen.

Not hoovering like a normal bee, but tucked into the flower.

This Spiderwort is Tradescantia ‘Zwanenburg Blue.’

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Its flowers close during the heat of the day and in wind.

It likes moist conditions, but I have had some rot if kept too wet.

It is deer resistant. A feature that is much needed now that my garden is a deer delicatessen.

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What’s blooming today?

Astilbes are adding color to their racemes. Foxgloves are blooming to the top of their spires.

Daylily stalks are lifting up the buds of future flowers. Foreshadowing the parade to come.

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Foxglove/Digitalis
I have white and pink varieties.
Astilbe
My newest bulb has shown it's lovely face.
Hymenocallis festalis/Peruvian Daffodil
Easter Lily/ June 4
Easter lily/June 4, 2015
Zwanenburg Blue Spiderwort June 2015
Zwanenburg Blue Spiderwort
June 2015

Follow the Flower!