Happy Fourth of July weekend! It looks like it will be a gorgeous weekend here in Vermont and aside from BBQing with friends and attending Mitch Miller’s 99th birthday party we will hopefully get a lot of work done in our garden.
In honor of the fireworks (which I hear are going to be fantastic in Burlington this year!!) here are a couple shots of bee balm, or ‘Monarda’, a member of the mint family, which is exploding like firecrackers in my garden. The scarlet color and sweet nectar helps attract bees.