Sunday, March 11, 2007

Time to update the Bees and Butterflies section.

This weekend I took time to clean up and update what I call my bee and butterfly corner.
I pulled weeds, added some Pentas, cut back the Blue Porterflower, cleaned up the stones around the bed with my water pressure cleaner and added some mulch.

In this section of the garden I have, Cat’s Whiskers (not in bloom now), Blue and Pink Porterflower, Starburst Pentas (the Bees and Butterflies favorites), Shrimp plant, White Periwinkle and a few bromeliad type plants as fill in.
I also have many Lantanas (another butterfly favorite plant) in other parts of the garden where there is full sun all day it is not too wet.

The weather was perfect for gardening this weekend. The temperatures were in the mid 70’s with a nice breeze and sunny days.
It won’t we like this for much longer the heat humidity of the summer is coming, I can feel it.


Tracey said...

Okay, I should come here and be nice. I really should. I should be polite and say 'Oh, wow...such a lovely garden', because of course it is.

But instead I'm going to whine, cry and scream "NOT FAIR!!!"

Not even my spring bulbs are looking ready to bloom. Even if they were, I likely would miss it because it's soooo blasted wet out that I sit all snuggled up inside instead...sniff sniff...

But really, those shots are lovely. Is it really, truly your garden? Do you do the work yourself? Do you hire out?....

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Hi Rusty,

Your garden looks lovely at the moment. How nice that you choose plants especially for the bees and butterflies. I try to do that too in my garden.

It's obvious that you have been working hard in your garden!