Look at ‘Honey Perfume’!! Tonight we were walking through the neighborhood and came across a beautiful rose bed in someone’s front yard. They were very well established (canes over an inch thick!!) and just bursting with blooms. Now I want to plant some more roses!
We don’t have room to add another tree to our yard, but we did add an extra hummingbird feeder today. :) I got a picture of the two house finches together. They visit our yard several times a day to sample from our feeders. Their song is so sweet!
We saw a hummingbird in the yard today!!!!! It was really truly a hummingbird, not one of those imitation moths. He came to nectar at the red hibiscus tree. Later I saw him again at Carla’s oleander. He was so little, and he moved so fast, but he was definitely a Ruby-throated hummingbird! It’s so exciting to actually see one, after planting a whole yard of plants to attract them. Yay!
Today was a good yard day in general. We had mockingbirds, the pair of House Finches, our cardinal, a Blue Jay (another first time visitor!), and the usual red-winged blackbirds and grackles. Also, my roses continue to bloom for the first time. Pictured to the right is ‘Honey Perfume’.