A little bit of red

These little red moths rob me of salvia blooms each year, their caterpillars feasting on the buds:



It looks great in this setting though!

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My lone purple coneflower bloom: (okay, not strictly red)


Deer and viruses got the rest of mine -- surprised I even have this one. I won't be replanting.


The 'Red Mohican' allium maturing:


I expected these to get even more red with time, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Maybe after they've matured a few years?


The other "red" is in the thermometer -- near 100ºF (38ºC) again today. Or is that tomorrow? Actually today is the "cool" day at 90ºF (32ºC).

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outlawgardener  – (June 21, 2016 at 12:29 PM)  

Yikes, that's hot! In the 70's here today. Your little red moths are sure pretty but Salvia blooms would be nice too!

Alan  – (June 22, 2016 at 11:14 AM)  

Peter: for a few years I had Salvia coccinea growing everywhere in my garden. Then it started dwindling and eventually went away. I realized that those little moths (caterpillars actually) were devouring the blooms and preventing reseeding. :(

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