This lily is one of the few flowers planted in our back yard near the tree line. I built a wire enclosure around it to keep the deer from eating the blooms. It’s ugly. But, it works. I wish I remembered the variety of lily. Maybe someone can tell me.
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I transplanted three common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca) plants from a path we walk to our garden last year. They were about a foot tall at that time. They have done well this year and are over four feet tall and now in bloom. This busy bee was so intent it let me get very close for this photo. No sign of Monarch butterflies yet.
Bearded pendant petals adorn this iris beauty. There are hundreds of species of iris in nearly all colors. The name iris comes from Greek for rainbow. The sunlight was just right for this close shot.
Passing deer often eat my iris blooms before they fully form. Not this year. I built a wire capsule to enclose them. Some of it is visible in the upper left.
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