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.
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!