So many things are blooming now, I just couldn’t stop at a couple of pictures.
The Mirabilis jalapa or 4 o’clocks are a reseeding annual. Some years I have more yellows and white, but this year I have more pink. They also like to cross breed and those are always a pretty combination.
The Asclepias tuberosa or milkweed is the host plant for the monarch butterfly. It is also a favorite of bees!
This rogue sunflower came up from the bird seed.
Lots of yellow squash blossoms (also a bee favorite)
I’m liking this combo of gerbera daisy and angelonia
I also had a good harvest of elephant garlic
and silverskin garlic
My back porch container of impatiens, caladiums and coleus
And last but not least, a couple of cute animal pics
Everything I plant is butterfly and bee friendly so if you are looking to attract these pollinators to your garden (and keep your animals safe), it’s very important not to spray with any chemicals. Sermon over.
Have a great weekend!
p.s. we are headed to the lake this week for some R and R. Should be interesting since we don’t have TV, internet or cell phone service! So if I don’t respond, you know why. Talk about roughing it!