Some of the pitcher plants in the bog garden grew so long and thin this year that they flopped right over.

Today, I added green plant supports to prop them up. The plant supports are barely noticable, especially from inside the house. The bog looks much better with the plants growing skyward again.

I also weeded the bog garden, including pulling out two fairly large ferns, three clumps of broomsedge, and dozens of pine seedlings. To my surprise, a volunteer candy weed (Polygala lutea) displayed three bright-orange flowers. It’s native but rare here in the Piedmont, and more common on the coast. What a delightful surprise!