As a child my mother always planted Four O'clocks, they are unique since they open late in the day and through the evening. I would always help since I was her apprentice in gardening so often would hear an interesting story. I put in two varieties this year and enjoy them taking me back a few decades with thoughts of previous beds.
These toadstools looked like pancakes, making me hungry for some cakes all day.
A tiny Amberwing
Great Blue Heron
My small tent is easier to set up sometimes. A fellow joked and asked if I had all the comforts of home and I told him I forgot the TV. He had a huge motor home and obviously traveled in it a great deal with his Tennessee plates. I keep my van packed all season so it is ready to go any time.
Made sauce yesterday with my new strainer.
Each Liatris has it's own personality