I think this critter is called katydid, and during August we have quite a few of them. They loved my zinnia that I had growing in a pot. They were not shy even with my camera pointing so close to them.
My zinnia flower didn't have many blooms this year. The just got very tall and grew three flowers. Many it is time to try out new soil and plant them straight into the earth.
~~Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.~~Humphry Davy