Thursday, July 11, 2013

Butterflies, Zinnia & Back Porches

This year I planted coleus, zinnia, hydrangeas, and climbing roses around the corner of my porch.  On the other side, is bottlebrush.  I had a pleasant surprise by doing this.  Butterflies and hummingbirds.  The hummingbirds seem to like bougainvilleas and bottlebrush, but the butterflies love the zinnia.  While sitting on my porch there is usually one or two in sight.  It makes sitting on the porch that much more enjoyable.  Below are just varying shots I took.  It's beautiful to see butterflies while sitting on the porch or even in my living room.
I can see them through the glass flying around even while inside the house.











2 comments:

NellJean said...

One of my favorite sights in fall is a butterfly just sitting on a zinnia bloom waving back and forth in the cool wind.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

It has been a pleasant surprise...so much so, that I am planting wildflowers in the front field. I learned from last year, that blooming season doesn't end here until November. I had hoped it would have ended sooner) last year..because I was a bit burnt out from all the watering. I am hoping the irrigation systems will make a difference... The back of my head goes, if you don't want more work, why are you causing it...however, the wildflowers in the front field I have done zero maintenance to..and they are fine.