The battles continue in my garden. The bunny remains at large. A groundhog had joined forces with him. In fact this groundhog had established a bunker just outside my front door. My oldest son, with all the cunning of Wile. E. Coyote, has been setting traps for my furry adversaries. The groundhog became a prisoner on Friday. He was transported to a local park several miles away. I am hoping he is not equipped with a sophisticated homing device.
In spite of these enemy assaults, some plants in my perennial garden are thriving.
Daisies! I have an abundance of daisies. I was supposed to have a variety of coneflowers joining the daisies, but the coneflowers were too tempting to the enemy. Apparently my daisies are not as appetizing. They do make lovely bouquets.
This is a John Paul II cultivar of clematis. I am so happy because I planted this three years ago and this is the first year it has bloomed. I think it is because I learned to properly trim the ends to stimulate blooming.
Every year I buy two or three Easter lilies to decorate the inside of the house. Then after Easter I put them in the garden. This year most were nibbled to a nub but this little clump survived.
This blue speedwell is another survivor
This lone coreopsis bravely blossoms
A clump of lavender and a large catnip bush provide some herbal flowers.
I love the colors of the red monarda (bee balm), hybrid lilies, and blue monkshood
Finally,these hydrangeas are beautifully filling vases in my home.