This is the Wildflower section- there are Black Eyed Susan's and a variety of other seeds planted. I also have a bird feeder sitting on top of the stump but whether or not it attracts birds remains yet to be seen! The "Love In A Mist" is getting ready to bloom!! I love it's wispy looking leaves! This is Cleome or, as I've heard it called, Spider Plant. My Grandmother introduced me to it several years ago and I have it planted in her memory.
The Echinacea is almost ready to bloom!!! This is always a big hit with the butterflies!!!I was beginning to wonder if the hummingbirds would be back this year, but I think it's just taken a little time for them to find the feeders! There were two of them flying around this morning and I was able to catch one of them in the act!
They are amazing creatures and I love watching them!
I will be the first to admit that, as much as I love gardening I get discouraged with it. The plants die or don't perform like they did in previous years; things planted from seed take longer to mature than the bare root or store bought plants; plants don't come up as expected; bugs (translate that as Japanese beetles) invade and do damage; extreme heat and lack of rain take a toll on the garden; and yet, as discouraged as I get I just can't give up on it. I still have to tenderly care for it just as I have done over the past year. This is a learning experience- one that I won't regret when the summer is over.