Garden Spots

We had almost five inches of rain in September and our garden is definitely showing the results.

Our Texas Flowery Senna (Senna corymbosa) bush is in full bloom and has produced many seed pods. The plant is about 6 feet tall and has a nice round shape. We’ve done no trimming so that is its natural size and shape. It’s not a native but does very well here. It’s actually from Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. It’s considered an invasive and although it’s very pretty, I think we may remove it from our garden in favor of a native.

I think it will be in bloom for a while. You can see many unopened flower buds in this photo.

Texas Flowery Senna

Texas Flowery Senna

We also have a large rosemary bush (Rosmarinus officinalis) in our garden. It’s what’s left of an herb garden which was in our backyard when we moved in. We’re thinking of restarting it. It’s also blooming right now and is covered with very small, about 1/8 inch, light blue flowers.

I noticed a small pink moth resting on the flowers. I thought it was a butterfly, but moths usually rest with their wings open and butterflies have the folded up. After a bit of searching, I think it’s a Pyrausta inornatalis. What do you think?

If my identification is correct, the larvae feed on salvia, which we have in our garden.

Rosemary and Moth

Rosemary and Moth


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