|Tall delicate flowers of Thalictrum rochebrunianum (Giant meadow rue).|
Thalictrum seeds itself around generously and I pull out seedlings all around the flower beds, but I leave a few to grow these 6-8 foot delicate towers topped in tiny pink and yellow flowers. The flowers are hard to photograph, hardly appearing more significant than spider webs.
|Oriental lily "Acapulco", planted in fall 2010|
|Hardy geranium "Rozanne".|
I think the bees, frogs, spiders, and ants enjoy my yard a whole lot. We see many insects here and they seem to thrive, except for those 300 or so dead ants I just dumped out of the new hummingbird feeder. That made me decide that there is indeed a purpose for those ant moats they sell to keep ants from hummingbird feeders!
The hardy geraniums are known to spread seed a fair bit, but Rozanne does not make seeds and has very attractive flowers on a nice compact rounded plant, making it one of the most recommended hardy geraniums.
|Large raised bed with Oriental lilies; Lac La Ronge in the background.|
|Annual poppy Papaver rhoeas|
|"Heavenly blue" morning glory, an annual vine.|
|The yard, just before mowing today.|