This little fellow is staying with us for a few weeks. He is very cheerful (notice the wagging tail in the photo), but unfortunately our other resident dog, Jaws, does not like him so we must keep them apart. Our visitor normally lives in Montreal, and is enjoying his country camp time in spite of getting fox-tail burrs in his fur and becoming decidedly dirtier. Maybe we should give him a bath and a thorough brush before he goes home.
A triple tomato I picked the other day.
Globe flower is not often offered as a nursery plant, but I like the long lasting flowers that are especially welcome near the end of the summer. It also blooms in white and pale pink, but I like the strong magenta best. It dries beautifully and keeps its colour for months.
I learned recently that the lovely blue lobelia, that works so well in pots and baskets, is native to South Africa. It grows in open areas, and the wild variety looks just like the commercially grown flowers.
The cardinal flowers (also a kind of lobelia) are still growing well, and they are sending up multiple blooming shoots now. I hope they make it through the winter. I saw a hummingbird today, and hopefully the bright red flowers will keep her coming back.