It’s a process, okay?
I kind of hate to show you this picture, since it looks like such a mess. But I’m hoping you can see the potential in my new butterfly garden. Given my penchant for buying pretty much only 4″ pots (cheap!), I am surprised it has come this far. A few of these came in larger containers– the Argentinian butterfly bush, the butterfly bush (peacock), and the woolly butterfly bush (see a theme here?). I was lucky enough to get the orange and yellow bulbine from some fellow garden bloggers (like Katina), as well as the plant hanging in the tree (is it Dutchman’s pipe?). Other denizens include three different flavors of shrimp plant, Mexican oregano, Mexican mint marigold, pink pavonia, chocolate mint, some sunflowers, and I’m thinking of plopping the “Rajun Cajun” ruellia in there as well. The icky-looking fence keeps Sweetpea out– mostly. At least she doesn’t tear through there. It will be a year or two before these are established enough to really draw in the butterflies, but I’m looking forward to it. At that point I’ll be able to put up something pretty around the edge! Here is the peacock butterfly bush from a more flattering angle.