Wordless Wednesday—Early Morning

Secured lightly to the top of a leaf, a small feather swung about like a trapeze artist in this morning’s early breeze.  This plant, Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower), stalled during the very dry part of the summer, but has responded nicely to the recent rains.

Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower) With Feather

Rudbeckia fulgida (Orange Coneflower) With Feather

I planted a new salvia in early spring in what I would like to become a red border. This Salvia greggii ‘Furman’s Red’ (Autumn Sage) is a modest bloomer so far.

Salvia greggii ‘Furman’s Red’ (Autumn Sage)

Salvia greggii ‘Furman’s Red’ (Autumn Sage)

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16 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday—Early Morning

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you. My red border has taken a few steps backward rather than forward in the past year, losing a dark red peony among other things that were supposed to star. I’ll work on it gradually again.

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  1. lindajay766

    I haven’t been checking your blog much lately, too busy with projects here. But now I remember how happy I am to do so. You have such a tranquil haven in our neighborhood. Just makes me smile. Thank you.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Isn’t that a cute little feather? Thanks for the tip about taking cuttings of the salvia. Funny, I’m often worried they’ll spread too much, but not this one so far.

      Reply
  2. Christina

    Salvias often take a while to become established but once they do they grow very strongly and quickly, but it might take a couple of years before that happens.

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  3. bittster

    Nice shot! I’m glad to hear the rains have refreshed your garden. I bet they’ve done the same for your gardening spirit too, no one likes relentless heat and drought.

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