|Echinacea, Joe Pye Weed, and |
This is a trio of three plants, Echinacea, Joe Pye Weed, and Culver's Root (Veronicastrum virginicum)! Veronica hasn't even bloomed yet!
It is a rare native in Manitoba and Ontario.
I'd forgotten I'd planted her. I'm just not that kind of gardener...
I counted four little baby tree frogs on the grouping, as well as a Katydid! I'm not sure what Katy is eating, perhaps small bugs, or the buds. Hard to say.
I love their mating scritchy calls, rubbing their legs together. They are looking for love!
"Katydids eat mostly leaves and grass, but they've been known to eat fruit and a few tiny insects, such as aphids, as well. "
Then there is the phlox. It smells divine! When I open the front window, it wafts in. The Swallowtail has been a frequent flyer!
swallowtail from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.