Zinnias are blooming and Bachelor's Buttons are swaying in the breeze. My flower garden is bursting with color & variety this year. My garden goals were minimal: 1. Attract a wide variety of pollinators & 2. Keep the gardening on the low maintenance side, having a newborn & watching the garden didn't seem feasible. Goal #2 seems to be at hand, but I'm not seeing that many pollinators yet.
I'm hoping that they're coming. My veg are running a bit behind schedule, maybe the bees & butterflies know. As I type, I see a bumblebee buzzing in the marigolds. Hope he gets enough nectar before the next round of storms come by. If I remember correctly, the pollinators seem to be out in force once my lavender plants bloom, they seem to be behind schedule too. As long as someone is around to pollinate my veg, I'll complain not!
Below is array of the flowers blooming in the garden, some I know, others I don't. If you spot one of my unknowns & know what it is please notify me!
Queen Sophia Marigold
Assortment of zinnias, marigolds & geraniums
Spanish Lavender & Unknown
Unknown (that comes back every year!)
I love having an assortment of flowers blooming. It's a little unkempt, but quite beautiful!