Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring Garden

Spring has arrived!  I have been counting the days!  The garden got a complete refresh and I've cleared out some of the old plants and brought in some new ones to honor the new season.  I've been trying to mostly stick to flowers that attract bees, hummingbirds and butterflies.  It's not quite time yet for the garden centers to stock up on their butterfly friendly plants, so I'm trying to be patient.  Here is how the garden is looking currently:

Canterbury Bells - Get these every year.  Bees love them.
Ranunculus on the patio.  I don't know that these flowers are particularly good for pollinators, as I have never seen any attracted to them, but they were so pretty that I got them just for show. 
 Lantana
 Brugmansia (Angel Trumpet blooming)
 Pincushion Flower
 Cleome
 Ranunculus, pincushion flower, gerbera daisy
 Nasturtium
 Cosmos and lavander
 Godetia
 Ranunculus under the green man and on the left, clematis
 Ranunculus
 California Poppy
 Daisy
 Lobelia
 Gerbera Daisy