Our Garden Visitors

I can’t believe it’s already August. This summer is flying by! This summer we’ve spent a lot of time working on our landscaping and the flowers we’ve planted are looking lovely now and the garden is filled with bees and butterflies. In our Florida neighborhood Mr. MT Nest had a reputation as a landscape expert. Our lawn and garden were lush and beautiful and the neighbors liked to ask him for landscaping advice. He knew Florida plants well. But the mountains of North Carolina are a different matter.W e are both still learning about which plants do best in our area of North Carolina and determining what grows well in various parts of our property. I have always dreamed of growing varieties of flowers that wouldn’t survive in the hot Florida sun. We have been planting throughout the spring and early summer. Now the plants are at their peak and receiving the attention of myriad winged visitors who are feasting on their nectar. We are enjoying watching all these visitors.

 

The butterfly bushes are loaded with butterflies all day.

 

Our lovely flowers are such a blessing! And the beautiful butterflies and bees that are visiting them are an added joy.

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3 Responses to Our Garden Visitors

  1. Linda Miller says:

    Beautiful. I used to plant tons of annuals in our sandy soil in Florida. In Colorado, I can’t dig a single hole in the hard clay! So when we plant anything here, it’s either bulbs or perennials. It definitely is a learning process. Enjoy your colorful garden.

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    • carolyn says:

      We struggle planting with clay and rocks. So over time I have excavated one bed at a time and replaced the soil with a richer garden soil. This summer, it is finally paying off. I have a mix of perrenial and annuals.

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    • carolyn says:

      We struggle planting with clay and rocks. So over time I have excavated one bed at a time and replaced the soil with a richer garden soil. This summer, it is finally paying off. I have a mix of perrenial and annuals.

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