Sunday, August 9, 2009

Rain garden is awash with flowers

The rain garden near the Packard entrance of Mary Beth Doyle Park is thriving. I counted seven species in bloom this morning:
  1. spiderwort
  2. bee balm
  3. mountain mint
  4. boneset
  5. evening primrose
  6. sneezeweed
  7. thimbleweed
The spiderwort and bee balm are nearly past, while boneset and thimbleweed are in early stages of their annual bloom.

A long season of bloom is desirable both for aesthetics and to support wildlife. Here's a bee on the boneset flowers.

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