two plant ids

two plant ids

I was doing some volunteer work at a Beatrix Ferrand garden last weekend, and my brain was FRIED when I got to these two I was just clueless... plant #1 stretptocarpus plant #2 Japanese anemone and I had a not so little visitor watching as I was working... Melanoplus dawsoni - Dawson's Grasshopper and a surprise! I've never seem a Sibine stimulea in these parts...!! any ideas? I'm in the NW corner of Connecticut, USA (border of zone 5,6), the garden is near my home updated with identifications!! thanks!
My mutant baby.

My mutant baby.

Broccoli Harvest!

Broccoli Harvest!

I’m so Excited!

I’m so Excited!

what do you think?

what do you think?

Plant ID Help

Plant ID Help

MY room !

MY room !