|Glory of the Snow --this has happily self-seeded itself all over my gardens. I love it!|
|Species columbine --I've helped this seed all over the edges of our woods for the hummingbirds.|
Last year I began to remove the strawberries from the second bed, and added in some daylilies, a nice garden ornament, and some annual seeds. In the fall I removed the remaining strawberry plants. So far this spring I've planted butterfly weed (a yellow and an orange, just the rhizomes) and a dwarf bee balm. I was debating about where to put the purple coneflower seedling, and for now I've stuck it in there too. In a few years I'll probably be able to divide it and transplant it, since I think it will eventually be too big for the bed. I'd really like to attract butterflies to that bed, since I can see it while standing at the kitchen sink.
|A clump of daffodils I planted 4 or 5 years ago in that bed that's too far away, doing nicely (with some self-seeded glory of the snow).|
|Virginia bluebell and some of the daffodils planted last fall.|
|These are getting quite old, and the species daylilies here are overtaking them.|