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.
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.
I look forward to seeing your red garden:-) one of my favorite colors in the garden:-)
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.
Early times in the garden are best Donna.
As if I needed another plant on my bucket list, but I had to add Autumn Sage. Beautiful. 🙂
Always room for one more Judy!
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.
Thanks, you brightened my day Linda. Stop by anytime in person or virtually.
Well who needs flowers when you have feathers like that?
I love all the sages and they are so easy from cuttings.
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.
I love finding whimsy in the garden and your feather fits the bill perfectly. Nice Salvia shot, too.
Thank you. The feather was a happy surprise.
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.
This is good to know. I like this particular salvia quite a bit and would like it to show off a bit (but not take over).
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.
You’re right. The rains have revived my interest in the garden (and optimism). We’re still getting quite a lot of rain.