09/24/2022 seedlings and fall flowers

Wild tepary bean has a flower!
Mystery seedling. I put a lot out here of many species so it gets to be a surprise unless someone recognizes it.
I suspect this is an Illinois bundleflower as I distributed a lot of them.
The big leafy seedling looks neat and is accompanied by a spotted euphorbia and maybe a blurry lyre leaf sage?
An almost metallic little moth on the goldenrod from Abby (probably S. canadensis). Mom saw a similar one recently at home on frostweed.
Possibly a Ceratina bee on the mistflowers.

09/10/2022 rain lily seed pod

The rain lily seed pod has three lobes. It’s still green.
A mistflower in a pot is flowering! None of the ones in the ground are flowering yet.
The showy milkweed that died back earlier this summer is alive!!! Yay desert perennials.
The Mexican sage from Judy has started to bloom!

A purple and pink experiment

A wild perennial violet was growing in the mulch in the front yard near where we’re going to fill soil in, so I dug and divided it. I put some in a pot along with mistflower, that tiny berried nightshade I can’t remember, and a showy evening primrose. Let’s see if they can do okay together in a pot! The purple and pink perennial pot!

Shade flowers

A nice Bombus impatiens on the mistflowers this morning.
A second view where you can see pollen on legs!
Nearby, the tropical sage is blooming nicely today.