I came across a well travelled praying mantis. He started out on the long outside wall of the greenhouse.
Several days later, he had made it into one of the meandering gardens behind the greenhouse. That's a long trip on those short legs!
Now that we're into September, I'm looking at changes in the garden. The pineapple sage is big and budded up, but no red flowers yet. Calendula and gem marigolds are going strong. Profusion zinnias are still blooming up a storm, and will continue until frost. Flowering on the hyacinth bean vines outside the shop was delayed by the high temperatures in July, but the shiny, purple beans are starting to appear.
Garlic chives are in full bloom. The blossoms can be broken up into individual florets and sprinkled on salad or in soup. Or just leave them for the pollinators. They attract lots of insects. But be sure to remove the flower stalks as they turn into seed heads. Garlic chives are a rampant reseeder.