Little Green Tomatoes

Tiny Seeds of Goodness

A Bevy of Butterflies!

4 Comments

 

IMG_20190725_161021483 USE

This time of year, when the sun comes up in the morning it’s like the “OPEN” sign at the local diner just got switched on. The butterflies begin to flutter in to the flower beds, and it’s a feast for the eyes of this beholder.  Such lovely company to have while I’m going about my early morning watering.

IMG_20190727_111117881IMG_20190712_112850055IMG_20190712_112908053IMG_20190715_110820978IMG_20190716_150517768

Amazingly, I only planted 4 packages of Zinnia seeds and 4 packages of Cosmos seeds!  Some packets were 3 to 5 years old, so I’m sure the germination rate was reduced.  Some of the Lantana from last year returned, and it appears that some new plants sprung up from the Lantana self seeding.  So, with very little expense & effort, these small patches of flowers are providing a good amount of food for butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and goldfinches.  And a tremendous amount of enjoyment for the humans who are amazed by all of the busy, buzzing, humming, fluttering life surrounding us!

IMG_20190727_111057656 (1)IMG_20190716_150440181IMG_20190715_110815848IMG_20190720_094156812IMG_20190725_160531022 (1)IMG_20190725_174648176IMG_20190726_120610604IMG_20190726_120016509

 

4 thoughts on “A Bevy of Butterflies!

  1. How lovely for you to have so many butterfly visitors!

    Like

  2. I am so envious! I lost my butterfly bush over the winter. I still get the butterflies, hummingbirds, gold finches etc. but I had so many more butterflies with the bush. Your flowers are gorgeous!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Diane – so sorry for the delayed reply – I am just now seeing your comment. I’m sorry to hear about the demise of your butterfly bush. They truly do live up to their nickname! I’ve had really good luck with the dwarf butterfly bushes (Blue Chip & Tutti Fruiti), they can be practically buried with a pile of fall leaves for insulation in winter, and cutting them back in Spring results in a ton of blooms in Summer. Easier to keep from winter-kill than the full size bushes, I think. Thanks for stopping by, and glad you enjoyed the flowers & butterflies!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to Maria dB Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s