Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Dianthus for Butterflies
Azaleas are about spent, except for 'Alabamense' native. Poppies and roses are blooming, neither of which attract butterflies. The main attraction here is dianthus, both Sweet William and Bath's Pink. Three spicebush swallowtails were nectaring on this patch of Bath's Pinks this morning. Dianthus will hold us over until blossoms of Silene and Verbena bonariensis, which will bloom soon.