Friday, July 2, 2010

Hank the Tank and butterfly bush

A butterfly enjoys the butterfly bush while Hank the Tank walks through the garden.

July harvest

A quick run through my gardens brought in cucumbers, squash, beets, peppers and green beans.
A big and fat swallowtail cat on one of my fennel plants. I have six fennel pots and some planted in my butterfly garden.

Flower Bed, Front Yard

If you are thinking of designing a flower bed you may want to consider perennials that attract butterflies. My front bed includes bee balm, fennel, day lilies, cone flowers, butterfly bush and honeysuckle. The previous owner had only periwinkles--a nice little flower that likes hot sun. But this way, I don't have to replant anything--all these plants pop up each spring.