Bright And Sunny! A bit warmer then yesterday. Spring is finally starting to feel like Spring! I`ve really got to get out and get some flowers to plant soon. Its still a bit early, it does get rather chilly at night. But I`ve got the Spring Fever!
I am determined to plant some flowers by the end of the week.
I don`t think I can wait any longer then that.
Locally I spotted some really nice perrenials that I`ve simply got to have. I like perrenials because once they`re in, they`re in. As long as you put them in a good location for the species you should be good to go. Many years of continual growth and low maintenance beauty.
One thing I`m working on is a butterfly garden by my back patio.
All of these are great choices for attracting butterflies.
Perennial flowers that attract butterflies are: coneflower, aster, beebalm, black-eyed susan, violet, and gayfeather.
Annuals that work well are: cosmos, marigold, heliotrope, and sunflower. Herbs are also great nectar plants.
Pink to Red flowers:
Armeria, Bergenia, Turtlehead, Joe Pye Weed, Geranium, Daylilly, Peony, and Obedient Plant.
Blue to Purple flowers:
Coneflower, Siberian Iris, Virginia Bluebells, Catmint, Balloon Flower, and Jacob's Ladder.
Goatsbeard, Bleeding Hearts, Coneflower, Baby's Breath and Iberis.
Yellow to Orange flowers:
Coronation Gold, Lady's Mantle, Butterfly Weed, Tickseed, Daylily, Sundrops and Goldenrod.
I`ve got the herb end of the butterfly garden
covered, so next is the perrenials.
I may start with the bleeding hearts, I used to have a nice one but it didn`t do well. I think I had a bad location for it from the start. I`m going to give another one a try in a new localle.
Well thats it for today!
Keep It Clean!