Friday, November 6, 2009
We do tend to get some fall colors down here in the south. But one difference I've noticed between our fall colors and the ones in the north is that we often still have a backdrop of green leaves on some trees. This is a borrowed view from my neighbor's backyard. Their crepe myrtles are knockouts but the background trees, elms and oaks, are still green. Slowly, slowly, everything will turn and drop.
The last of the butterflies are still flying through. This Painted Lady, hanging about the Salvia 'Indigo Spires' that was destined for the butterfly garden at the park, is missing most of one wing. I hope he/she makes it to wherever it goes for the winter.
I've become fascinated by all the polka dots on the Monarch body. I think they look very fashionable, in a butterfly sort-of way.
Stay tuned for my next post about group gardening!