Birds and Butterflies

It's the time of year to keep your eye open for hummingbirds and butterflies. I've started seeing quite a few swallowtail and monarch butterflies around the garden, and the hummingbirds are beginning to spend their time around the hummingbird mint.

Hummingbird Mint
Hummingbird Mint Agastache rupestris

The best place to see this plant and the hummingbirds it attracts is at the bottom of the Four Seasons Garden on the north side.

 Another great place to see hummingbirds is in the Fragrance Garden by the fountain. The Mimosa Tree's red flowers are very alluring to the little birds. Mimosa
 Mimosa  Albizia julibrissin 'Rosea'

The next few photos are great for attracting butterflies.

Butterfly Bush
Butterfly Bush  Buddleja davidii 'Pink Delight'

Butterfly bushes come in many colors and each one is equally good at attracting butterflies.

Jupiter's Beard
Jupiter's Beard  Centranthus ruber

Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon  Hibiscus syriacus  


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