Monday, July 25, 2016
I'm trying to grow plants on my patio that will attract butterflies. These are a few recent pictures.
The plant at the top is bee balm. The one just above on the left is black-eyed susan, and the butterfly is on a zinnia flower.
My yellow lantana, which the butterflies love, is on the right side of the photo just above. You can see some of my houseplants to the left in that picture. They prefer the outdoors to being inside when weather permits.
In this photo is pentas, which attracts hummingbirds. This is my first year to have the red color. I usually get purple, which the hummingbirds also come to. I'm enjoying researching the plants that will both thrive in this spot and attract hummingbirds and butterflies. I've had a few spectacular failures -butterfly bush, for example, and parsley- but most of them are doing well so far.