Phytophototoxic Rue Burns and Other Garden Wonders

If you work with rue (Ruta graveolens), be careful.  I love the looks of rue.  It is a magnet for parsley worms (black swallowtail butterflies).  It can be a delicate, graceful plant in a cottage garden.  However, if you get the sap on your skin while working in the sun, you can get burns.

Enjoy this day!

burns from rue
burns from rue
burns from rue and the sun
burns from rue and the sun
gate to the vegetable garden
gate to the vegetable garden
cornflower
cornflower
sage in the garden
sage in the garden
I guess flies are everywhere
I guess flies are everywhere
kittens born in the garden
kittens born in the garden

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The Late May Garden — Summer Approaches

Fluffy, garden cat.
Fluffy, garden cat.
Fluffy's baby, born in the garden.
Fluffy’s baby, born in the garden.
Stone walkway
Stone walkway
Early summer.
Early summer.
Fluffy drinking from a birdbath.
Fluffy drinking from a birdbath.

The Little Wild Garden has a magic that will never be completely reproduced. It has grown into an ecosystem with birds, abundant insects, snakes, butterflies, and more. The neighborhood cats love to visit. Some raise their families here. It is a homeschool garden. A retreat for me, the owner and keeper of the garden. A delight to many who pass by and stop to smell the roses.

Enjoy this day!

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