My spring wildflower garden is starting to bloom, and blooms bring the insects as well! These bright orange colored flowers are some of the first to bloom. I love them. Their silvery leaves give a nice contrast. They are quite delicate, I’ve found, and I have to be careful not to let water from the hose hit them, or the petals come right off.
I’m debating on what I’ll plant this year in my wildflower garden. Probably another packet of mixed seeds, but maybe I’ll go for some perennials this time. Last time most of the packet was annuals. While I got some pretty flowers, these orange ones and a blue one were the only to return…. so there isn’t much out there right now. I transplanted some Red Clover back there yesterday, a few Asiatic Lilies, and I have a Fig tree, French Mulberry, and one other common bush that all should eventually grow big enough to provide more shade. I also do have one giant coneflower that seems to be sprouting well. I’ll keep you updated as I go.
Most of the rest of my perennials in my other gardens are sprouting, including a lavender colored butterfly bush. I have 2 other perennial gardens dedicated to butterflies and hummingbirds, as well as a drought tolerant garden and then just a mix of “whatever” along the front. A lot of my plants dropped seeds and now have sprouts coming up this year, which should fill the gardens out. I did find some bees and a grey hairstreak butterfly today, along with a lady bug. I’m ready for it to warm up for good and see some pretty butterflies!