Lauren's Butterfly Garden
Here are some "before & after" pictures of our Butterfly Garden.
Dianthus flowers in 3 different colors photographed on April 2, 2021.
Our Milkweed did not sprout back after the hard freeze of February 15, 2021, so I just found some at The Home Deport - last plant! April 2021
Dianthus flowers, photographed on April 2, 2021. We planted them on February 7, 2021.
I also got a baby lemon tree because our male naranjo shrub died during the February 2021 freeze here in Texas.
It's planting day!!! Sunday, February 7, 2021.
We got some Dianthus in 3 different colors/shades. One plant of Morning Star Deep Rose Sea Thrift (Ameria martitma), I thought it looked very pretty in pink! And one plant of Butterfly Blue Pincushion Flower (Scabiosa columbaria).
Lantana on the west side of our yard just starting to bud open :)
Sunday, February 7, 2021.
Milkweed - 4 plants in the back row. Rhea Salvia on the left in the front row plus 2 Bluebonnet plants. Located on the east side of our yard. April 23, 2017 First day - when planted :)
Milkweed, Rhea Salvia, Bluebonnets plus 3 new Salvia plants: Salvia Greggii Mirage Pink, Salvia Leucantha Santa Barbara & Salvia Greggii Furmans Red. June 30, 2017 - 2 months from initial planting.
Wild sunflowers located on the west side of our yard - July 7, 2017.
Wild sunflowers with Black Gum Tree in the background, also located on the west side of our yard - May 18, 2017.
Honeysuckle vine tree, located on the south side of our yard - June 24, 2017.
First blooms on the Honeysuckle vine - May 30, 2017.
Passion Flower Vine, located on the west side of our yard - June 13, 2017.
Passion Flower bloom - June 21, 2017
We planted sunflower seeds back on May 21, 2017 and here are some of the stocks at almost 3 weeks pictured on June 8, 2017: Mammoth Sunflowers, Mammoth Russian Sunflowers & Autumn Beauty Mixed Colors Sunflowers. These are located on the east side of our yard.
The 3 sunflower varieties on June 22, 2017 - at almost 5 weeks.
Sunflowers at almost 7 weeks - July 6, 2017.
The 3 sunflower varieties at 8 weeks! July 16, 2017. Looks like we might have some blooms in the next few days :)
Our first Mammoth Russian Sunflower bloom! July 25, 2017.
A bee on the Mammoth Russian Sunflower!
July 27, 2017.
Our first Mammoth Sunflower - July 27, 2017.
Our Cestrum Nocturnum, a*k*a "Queen of the Night" bush finally growing back out after last winter's freeze - looking good :) July 26, 2017.
The Sunflowers with sunrays :) July 27, 2017.
Our newest member: Celosia plant :) August 17, 2018.