My name is Liz Dutton, and this is my first submission to the GPOD. For the past thirty-five years, I have been gardening and operating a daycare home on two acres in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Every day you will find me outdoors with the children with a camera around my neck so that I can photograph them at play, but I also photograph my garden daily and use the pictures as a type of journal to record the changes. Summer is definitely slipping away, and many signs of autumn are creeping in.
I purchased Phlox paniculata ‘Jeanna’ because I read it is the phlox that butterflies like best.
Even the youngest in my daycare home enjoy the garden. This child is arranging dahlias early in the morning.
Tithonia rotundifolia (Mexican sunflower, annual) visited by a monarch butterfly.
Have a garden you’d like to share?
Have photos to share? We’d love to see your garden, a particular collection of plants you love, or a wonderful garden you had the chance to visit!
To submit, send 5-10 photos to GPOD@finegardening.com along with some information about the plants in the pictures and where you took the photos. We’d love to hear where you are located, how long you’ve been gardening, successes you are proud of, failures you learned from, hopes for the future, favorite plants, or funny stories from your garden.
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