To follow up on the post about things Suna has been finding on her property recently, here are a few things Donna Lewis has been seeing!
by Donna Lewis
Just look around there are amazing things outside.
The first photo is a Cypress Vine. It only blooms when it is really hot! Perfect for us. The hummers love it. It looks great mixed with other vines.
#2 Photo is a Garden Phlox, an old species that is hard to find now. A Tiger Swallowtail is getting some nectar from it.
#3 is our Passion Vine that we all love. It’s soo easy to grow and is the host plant for the Gulf Coast Fritillary butterfly.
#4 Turk’s Cap: The hummers love this plant also. It likes a little shade and appears late in summer. Very easy to grow.
#5 Fennel Herb: The host plant for the Black Swallowtail butterfly. Its roots are edible for humans. The extreme freeze didn’t phase this guy.
#6 Creeping Cucumber Vine: This is the first time I have seen this plant on our property. The freeze and early rains have brought in some interesting plants to our pastures.
I’ll send a few more blogs showing things I’ve found here.