I was so excited back in April when these neon yellow marsh marigolds (Caltha palustris) heralded the arrival of spring . . .
. . . and in June, I was so intrigued by their super-cool star-shaped seed heads . . . .
. . . that I failed to realize that August would be spent pulling out hundreds of volunteers. The raingarden is blanketed.
While weeding, I spied this fine green fellow resting on a bed of seedlings under a flag iris bower. I left his boudoir undisturbed.