|A welcome visitor|
There are some wonderful flowers (both perennial and annual) in the perennials section and the front postage stamp, including roses, sunflowers, dahlias, sweet peas and more. I put lobelia in some of my tomato planters, giving a pretty splash of blue to entice the hoverflies--we've had swarms of these helpful little insects this summer.
It's so nice to sit next to the goldfish pond, listening to the trickle of water, and watching the butterflies flocking to the buddleia nearby. The above picture is of a peacock butterfly, recently spotted. I planted the buddleia to screen the view of the neighbors, with the added benefit of attracting butterflies and bees. It does me good to see it covered in these lovely little creatures.
Part of my Plan for the garden is to provide beauty and tranquility. What with the flowers, lush greenery, helpful insects and fresh vegetables and herbs, my garden is a haven right now.