I visited Blanco Gardens recently and their Mist flowers are blooming. The bees and butterflies love them. I bought a plant last year from Blanco Gardens and right now they are covered with butterflies. They are easy to grow and have spread throughout their section of the garden.
I recently shared a post about the ladybugs that have graced my garden this year.
Ladybug, Lady beetle or ladybird beetles. Whatever the name, they are welcome in my garden.
They have continued to thrive and their larvae are appearing in encouraging numbers. They are welcome to feast on all the aphids and dill plants they desire.
Ladybug larvae at various stages
Ladybug larvae and aphids
The dill has started going to seed and it looks like we will have plenty to re-seed for next spring.
We also have Blue Mist Flower for the butterflies. This butterfly seems to be enjoying them.
Butterfly on Blue Mist Flowers
Plus this beetle with the pretty antennae.
Beetle on blue mist flower. Look at those pretty antennae.