Like the title says, this is it for photos from my late summer garden. Of course that’s not to say that a few post from now you might see some photos from this same garden. But then it will be my early fall garden.
Looks like a solitary bee that is on what is definitely a New England aster. Note the all the pollen coating on the hind leg.
I would think this is the same bee on the same flower but both could be different. Note that the pollen coating looks much thicker in this shot. Also, as I was watching this bee I noticed this one seemed to smile more.
Red cosmos with a small crab spider on a petal at the 9:00 o’clock position.
Bumble bee enjoying an orange sulphur cosmos.
These next two photos are of a spiderwort. I’ve mentioned before that I found the plant next to a gate post in my back yard three years ago. I didn’t know what it was but I liked its blue flowers so I dug it up and replanted it in my garden. It has been doing great every year since then.
This was the first time though that I got two blooming sessions in one year. Late in the summer it was starting to look really raggedy so I cut back all the stalks and even cut back it long skinny leaves as many were laying in the dirt and rotting. I figured it was done for the year. But the plant surprised me and came back with some new blooms.
I have no idea of how I got the creamy bokehs in these two photos but I sure wish I did know so I could repeat it in other photos.
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