It's the 25th of the month and time to join Simply Susan in showing garden favorites.
Three swamp sunflower plants were planted in front of the bamboo hedge last fall. After their bloom was finished they died back and were forgotten until Spring. Suddenly there were lots of swamp sunflowers. Too many for the space. They were growing up through the bamboo and were taking over the whole bed. They had to be moved. Now they are growing in the boggy area of the garden along with pinecone gingers and umbrella sedge. There is plenty of room for them to proliferate and bloom their cheery yellow flowers.
Bees and wasps have been quite numerous around the garden this month. They each have their place in the life of the garden and so accomodation is made for them up to a point. They are fascinating creatures to observe nectaring on the flowers, but their nests are kept away from the house and play area for the grandkids. This little guy is enjoying the White Out rose, which has been a favorite of mine most all year.