I'd have to say my favorite part of the garden lately has been what I've been calling the butterfly garden. I may have to change it to hummingbird garden since they seem to be much more regular visitors. Either way it has filled in so nicely in just about 4 months. Definitely worth the work it was.
April 26th, just after I finished it.
This was taken today at almost the same place as above. I've tried taking pictures at all different times of the day and finally just accepted that the lighting doesn't show the vibrancy of the colors.
Right in front of the Butterfly Bush.
Everything has just really thrived and done great. Hardly any of these plants were here when I started, so in 4 months they've had a lot of growth.
There are several Sunflowers coming up from the bird feeder that is in this bed.
A close up of a Buddleia alternifolia flower. The scent carries throughout the front yard. I really like how this type of Buddleia grows compared to my B. davidii. This type stays in bloom much longer and doesn't just bloom on top like B. davidii. Hummingbirds love it.
My first year growing Lantana, and I wasn't disappointed. I'm going to plant lots more next year.
Echinacea 'Green Envy'
Echinacea 'Tiki Torch'
Echinacea 'Fragrant Angel'
Zinnia 'Green Envy'
Rose 'Julia Child'
I'm already excited to see how this area will look next year. I'm going to plant bulbs in here, because so many of these flowers are summer bloomers. Then when the lilac blooms it'll have some company.