Small flowers in the garden – a series #9

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To date this is the tiniest flower I have found in my garden.  I think it is the flower of the herb Sweet Marjoram.  In the way that gardening and plants surprise us this plant has popped up in an old herb garden that is a wilderness currently and where no Marjoram has flourished for many years.  I have used the macro feature on the camera so the flowers look much larger than they are.  They could almost be missed they are so miniscule.

Small flowers in the garden – a series #7

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The flowers of the Swan Plant.  Most are no longer in good shape after the ravenous caterpillars have stripped the leaves and stalks near them.  I doubt we will see the “swans” that form after the flowers, providing seeds for next season.  I hope we will see some Monarch Butterflies emerge after the feasting.