Hummingbird after the salvias
As you all know I've been trying to capture a decent photograph of hummingbirds that come by often in my garden. They're so shy and only stay for a few seconds. This little one unexpectedly visited while I was watering the garden and I barely had a chance to turn on the camera before it flew away!
My husband moved the feeder a little closer for a better chance of taking a picture. Yet still, the cute hummingbird stayed for two seconds hiding on the side or behind the feeder.
My mom gave me geraniums from her garden in the spring. I didn't know what color they were, I planted them on the ground in late May and yesterday I noticed the flowers were blooming. I'll have to eventually pull them out and transplant to a container when we move. By the way moving is still up in the air, it depends when this cabin sells. I'm still blogging and I appreciate my readers!
More geraniums to come, it's exciting!
Dahlinova hypnotica, bronze bicolor began blooming again after I deadheaded the flowers. I had to cut it down quite a bit because the leaves were turning yellow and brown but they're back to life again.
I don't have new flowers blooming in the garden for now. The latest addition is yarrow, summer berries I planted in a container. We need to attract more pollinators ... come on bees do your thing!
My African violets are back again. The flowers were gone for awhile. It's nice to know I can keep them alive after I killed several of these 8 years ago from excessive fertilizer and water! Now they're happy on the windowsill with filtered light, less water, left over coffee sometimes, and sea kelp fertilizer.
We filled the feeder 3 days ago. These wild birds eat too much! I love watching birds from my garden, they're adorable. Oh this afternoon was a pleasant surprise, it sprinkled for awhile with rolling thunders. We enjoyed the fresh mountain air! It has been too hot and humid so rain is wonderful for a change. Have you been getting any rain? Happy Thursday to all!