For some reason, completely neglecting my yard last year as reaped huge rewards this spring. I have plants blooming that never did before, despite doing all the “right” things.
I have no idea what this flower is. I remember buying the plants at a butterfly festival several years ago and that they are a host plant for some species of butterfly. It was getting choked out by weeds where I had it planted before so I moved it and it’s multiplying and blooming like crazy now!
I planted a Lavender bed just outside my pool enclosure. Then I remembered that bees like Lavender so I’m not so sure this is the best place with the dogs and I walking right by it all the time. I guess time will tell.
Although not in full bloom yet, this is the one I’m most excited about. I’ve been trying to grow Butterfly Bushes for several years now but they always die. This year, all four shrubs recovered nicely from their winter sleep and are getting ready to bloom. I can’t wait until they start luring all the butterflies in.
This upcoming week I hope to get all my herbs planted. It was already 90 a few days last week so I have to get everything into place before it’s just too hot to get anything established.
Have a great weekend everyone!
P.S. On the blogging front - next week I’ll be having several giveaways to clear off my shelves before BEA. It will be US only because of shipping costs.