My Buddelia bushes have been hosting dozens of attractive visitors. I just went out and counted 12 butterflies and one hummingbird moth. I snapped pics of just a few visitors.
This Peruvian daffodil is also a bit disappointing. It has only one bloom. As lovely as it is, I was hoping for many more.
We have not gotten any of the rain predicted for the past week or so. I finally had to go out after work today and spend about an hour watering the plants I recently moved in the main gardens. I am only trying to keep them alive until it rains. At this point I am pretty tired of caring for my plants. Once my grass dies out, I have no desire to waste my energy caring for the gardens. Without green grass, they do not look good.
I do keep my deck containers watered. My Tropicanna whiskey barrels are looking good right now with their first blooms.
Up near the Tropicanna flower, you can see a dahlia that I inserted yesterday. I like to grow small containers of plants that I can use in my larger containers. This dahlia is gold with red stripes. I think they are perfect with the Tropicanna leaves.