Here is a pretty purple coneflower my son in law Steve gave me . Steve has great drifts of these flowers and I have trouble keeping them going from one year to the next.Perhaps this clump will make it through the winter this year.
A lot of tent caterpiller webs in my trees this year.They have been in the crabtrees and the oak tree. We have cut and burned 3 so far and there is one more too high for us to reach. Will be using dormant oil on the trees in early spring of 2008.