Above from Left: Summer Purselane, Gaillardia (Blanket Flower), and Echinacea (Coneflower).
Of course we can't forget to include our resident hero, Sir Cedric Hopsalot. (photo right) I found him lounging in my recycled tea kettle planter one afternoon (hence the name). His home is next door to the African Iris, where he seems to be quite content. I was tickled to find him "at home" so I could share him with you. He's a bit shy.
They're growing slowly, but surely! In spring of 2016 we (okay, I) decided to take the Million Pollinator Challenge by adding some gardens for our visitors to enjoy. This page is still a work in progress, but I've posted some photos for you to enjoy. Regular updates are available on the blog and our Instagram.
To God goes the glory!
Above from left to right: Gaillardia, Dusty Miller, and [mini] Mums.
Above far left (clockwise): Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly (female), long-legged fly (Dolichopodidae) in the Peppermint pot, Black-capped Chickadee, Crow, and a Carolina Wren.
Above from Left: Zinnea, Alyssum; and a Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly on Plumbago.
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Clockwise from left: Coreopsis,
Purple Heart, and Plumbago (sporting a "good guy" hover fly).