Some of you may remember my posts last summer regarding the red currants growing here & there around our property. This year, it's a sad state of affairs. The berries are coming along nicely, but some nasty caterpillars have destroyed the leaves. I suspect these bushes may not be around next summer.
On a brighter note, the wild flowers at the inlet are at the height of bloom. The shooting stars are a brilliant pinkish-purple. I've transplanted some to my own yard with much success.
These chocolate lilies on the other hand, have me stumped. I transplanted 3 plants 2 summers ago. They bloomed beautifully last summer, but this year, they did not even make an appearance! It's too bad because even though they only bloom for a week or so, they are gorgeous and a bit mysterious with that deep brown coloration.