Here's a glimpse of the Butterfly Garden that Nature planted. Large clumps of wild Lantana have Passiflora vines coming up beside them. In the same area are Beautyberries not yet in bloom. The only butterfly that I saw on Lantana today was a Buckeye. It is still early for Gulf Fritillaries. We are ready.
Don't miss the Buckeye, bottom left. That's Passion Vine on the right. We call it 'Maypop.'
New delights from upper left:
Helianthemum canadense with a bee visiting. Elephantapus, leaves only so far. A tall stalk with pinkish lavender flowers will appear near fall. The common name is Elephant's Foot.
At bottom left is a Penstemon that I can't definitely identify the species. It has little purple lines on the bottom lip of the corolla and is very low growing. At left is Coreopsis.
For all of you who found the Mayhaws to be a curiosity, here's how the jelly looks. My friend who picked the first ones made her jelly and it turned out beautifully. She was very generous and brought us a whole pint, which is a lot of precious jelly around here.