Last evening on a cooler-than-usual July evening in the Indiana Heartland, I got an urge right before bedtime to grab my camera and set out into the dark of the night. I should warn fellow gardeners with a disclaimer that this 'extreme garden photography' sport can be dangerous and is not for the faint of heart. I didn't stop to think about the coyotes that roam the 100 acres next to our 5-acres. I didn't even care that I could have easily tripped and fallen face-first, probably bruising a knee from the garden hoses that someone left in the yard (yep, it was me.) Nothing would deter me: no skunks, raccoons, nor horrid voles or slugs that like to taunt me by nibbling on my prized hosts — I was on a mission to find out what my garden looks like at night.
Here's the proof that my garden doesn't sleep at night.
|Echinacea purpurea — purple coneflower that are beginning to attract the the gold finches.|
Hosta "American Icon" — a sport of H. "Choo Choo Train"
|Tricolor ornamental pepper plant|
|Liatris spicata, the prairie gay feather|
|Red Salvia seems to light up the night|
|(clockwise from top left) Hostas |
'Great Expectations', "Sleeping Beauty' another 'Great Expectations' and 'Blue Angel'
|Temari Red Verbena will continue to flower until frost.|
|Okay… maybe this one does sleep.|
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