In our neighbors yard to the left is a Weeping Willow, how lucky that it is a host plant for Western Tiger Swallowtails! I had seen some landing on it recently and now I only wish I could see if there were eggs up there. My Butterfly Bush is just starting to bloom and it smells so good. Every year after I cut it down I wonder if it'll ever grow back, and every year it does. The Hummingbirds love the flowers too.
The Liatris 'Kobold' the dragonfly was on is just beginning to bloom.
LOTS of Verbena bonariensis is blooming.
This plant was a one gallon size 2 years ago and it has really spread and gotten tall. Anything that draws hummingbirds like this is fine to spread all it wants. I have a couple other bee balms in my yard, but this is definitely their favorite.
Here is the new Agastache 'Cocktail Peach Margarita' that I mentioned the other day. I tried to find it online, but no luck. The smell of this plant is just amazing!
On top of the butterfly, dragonfly and hummingbirds the garden was practically humming from all the different types of bees
One other visitor that I found in our house a few days ago and safely returned outside was a Lacewing. Rosie from leaves n' bloom did a great post on them awhile ago and up until then I had no idea we even had them here or that they were so beneficial. So thanks to her the little Lacewing was moved back into the garden where it could get back to work.