Echinacea in a sea of white Lantana.
Hibiscus syriacus, we say 'Althea'
Hummingbirds visit these hearty plants.
One of my new notions is to let the fittest survive with no dragging of hoses on my part. Putting out hoses is a small task. Moving them every time the grass is cut is more work.
Melampodium, a good filler, self cleaning.
Pentas, a butterfly fav.
This morning's favorite nectar source is Porterweed. Stachytarpheta.
My efforts to plant over the years with Butterflies in mind paid off.
Caesalpina pulcherrima and Tecoma stans
Shrimp plant is attractive to hummingbirds and a garden staple.
Tithonia is just now reaching blooming size, a dozen self-seeded plants.
This is the favorite of butterflies in late summer. My contribution was to
remove enough weeds that Tithonia could thrive.
Blue Porterweed is as popular as the coral.
Salmon Sheen. I saw a butterfly in one yesterday.
Sometimes a butterfly will dive into a daylily blossom to find nectar.
Pay attention to daylilies that rebloom and tolerate drought and cold.
This lantana smothered out bermuda grass. In the upper corner I left
Rabbit Tobacco because I like the resinous aroma of its ripe foliage.
Agapanthus 'Storm Cloud' about to bloom in a pot.
I plan to pot up more Agapanthus next month.
I am doing less, not giving up completely.
Yesterday I knew it was Bloom Day but I was dealing with the dog's health issues. TMI to tell about, but we left the vet's office in pouring rain, both glad to be headed home.