June in Donna’s Garden

by Donna Lewis

It’s heating up.

Gorgeous purple coneflowers

So here are the June photos of my pollinator garden.

Turk’s cap is enthusiastic!

After days of rain, the sun and the humidity have returned in force.

We have gone from too much rain to too much heat.  Now I have to actually think about watering my plants.   I have to do that while I stay in constant motion so the mosquitoes don’t eat me for lunch.

The first tall plants were beat down by the wind and rains we had.  Mostly purple Larkspur.  They were really pretty and the Swallowtails liked them alot.

There are so many different flowers that I cannot name them here.

Just know  I make sure that every plant or vine has some value to nature.

Zinnias, Indian blanket, black-eyed Susans, etc.

The tall sunflowers really fit the bill because they have both nectar and bugs. The nectar for the pollinators and the bugs for the birds. The cardinals and the wrens go crazy over them. Zinnias are just popping up and just about all the butterflies like them.

Sunflower and bee

Fennel is back and the Black Swallowtail butterflies lay their eggs there.

Sunflowers and friends, not fennel

It’s a wonderful place to be if you are a pollinator or a bird. It’s pretty nice for me too.

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