Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Some Plants for the "Good Bugs"
I confess I can really get all caught up with the big spectacular flowers, the outrageous blossoms, only to overlook the more subtle blooms that are probably the real "work horses" of the farm and garden.
This collection of flowers are among those that provide some of the real nectar for the bees, food for the hummingbirds, host plants for the caterpillars, and a refuge for many of the "good bugs" that are part of a healthy ecosystem. Often subtle but quite beautiful with close inspection.
In order from the top: Dill, Eryngium, Phlox, Salvia.