This morning I saw a wonderful thing! Daddy Cardinal brought one of his young uns' to my garden to show him where the food is. After feeding him a safflower seed, the little one followed him to the feeder where they ate breakfast. Dad then flew to the fountain to show him where to get a drink of water. That's the first time I've ever seen that, and I was so in awe of it all that by the time I got my camera they were gone. You can bet that I'll have my camera ready tomorrow!!!!
A new bloom in my garden. This little red hummingbird plant (can't remember the name) is a shade specimen. It grows to about 3' tall with a loose habit. It very much reminds me of the Firespike plant. What do you think of my purple and red combo? I love using bold colors together that you wouldn't expect. Another favorite color combo is burgundy and apricot.
Finally, caterpillars are taking advantage of two large parsley plants in the garden.
While I do love having fresh parsley available, I really planted them for the caterpillars to devour.
This red epidendrum orchid is really showing off in the garden these days. They are so easy to grow and once they start blooming, it's non-stop for at least 9 months. They delight in our full summer sun and humidity.
Here's a close-up view of one of the red balls of fire!
The weatherman promises rain this week. We shall see! Hoping that a healthy dose of it falls on your garden this week!