Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Making Room For Flowers

In past seasons I haven't made much room for flowers, I was much more interested in growing things to eat. But this year I made sure to include flowers in the mix and I'm so glad I did. Not only have they provided added interest and visual pleasure, they have attracted loads of bees and hummingbirds.

Artificial looking zinnia.

Texas Hummingbird Sage. This is a lovely plant and really does attract hummingbirds. It reseeds itself pretty aggressively, so once you plant it you will most likely enjoy it in subsequent years.

Fall blooming crocus. I remember planting these, but they appeared last fall and have returned this year. Delicate and beautiful.

More zinnias. I love the punch of bold color, and they last forever.

This is the path through our front yard, lined with cosmos on the left and zinnias on the right.

Cosmos provide gorgeous color and movement in the garden. They sway in the breeze as if dancing.


AJK said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Janice said...

Nice blog, Lisa. I'm Margaret's friend Janice in Salem. I'm a long time (old) gardener who is interested in doing some new things in my yard.