May 7, 2014
It is 80 degrees fahrenheit today! My tomato and pepper plants arrived in the mail and I put them in the ground. There seems to be a number of yellow things in the garden that I thought I might group together.
Mammoth yellow quill chrysanthemum. I got three of these plants in the mail this spring and they are starting to bloom. I wonder if they will bloom again in the fall.
Dandelion. I hate to admit that it was not hard to find one to photograph!
There are a lot of strawberry blossoms now. You can see the green strawberry starting to form in the center of the flower.
American plum blossom. This is not really yellow, but I had to point out that there is only one blossom on my two trees. Last year there were about 10 blossoms. I wonder why.
We still have a number of yellow and white daffodils around the yard. I think this one only gets partial sun, so it opened later.
I put together a container over the weekend. The big plant in the middle is a cornflower. It was taking over the flower bed, so I took it out and stuck it in this planter. I also put in some marigolds, purple petunias, and a little goldenrod. In the back left the wonderful agastache is starting to come back.
Goldfinch. I think this is a male goldfinch. The picture is not so great, but he was singing his heart out when I zoomed in for this shot.
Speaking of birds, we have a number of cow birds in the area. Here is the male. The female is harder to get a good picture of. They lay their eggs in songbirds’ nest and the songbird ends up feeding the baby bird for them, often to the harm of her own chicks.
I noticed the yellow on this bird’s throat, but I don’t know what kind of bird it is. Can anyone identify this bird? Dan was shooting bird pictures from the kitchen.