The second wildflower garden we planted last spring was very slow in starting. So slow that we planted red begonias from our friend, Possum, in the middle and added a birdbath.By September, this was what the wildflower garden looked like – there’s a birdbath barely visible somewhere in the middle. The packets of seeds we mixed together and scattered REALLY took off.
Since we left the F&P for several weeks on our Maine road trip. Grenville figured the garden might be done blooming and could be cut back and mulched by the time we returned – was that ever WRONG!
It’s even MORE colorful NOW. This is how it looked today with pink and white coreopsis joining the yellows and oranges.
Also, lots of visitors still enjoying the blooms from butterflies to bees to other insects, like the wheel bug below..
Flowers were competing for the most colorful - pinks
Lots of dark orange and yellow colors . . .
And, plenty of white . . .
Some blooms though done were still beautiful . . . There were various other colors in the yard . . .
Bees were very busily attracted to orange colors . . .