No matter how much we water, the garden this year has been struggling. Between the unrelenting heat and the sky giving up no rain and the humidity just pressing, the graden has been struggling a bit this year. But thanks to planting native plants, we have plenty of color this year. The Butterflyweed, the Joe Pye Weed and the catming all seem to be thriving. Even the Rose of Sharon has been holding its own.
Thankfully we've been able to catch a glimpse of a few hummingbirds visiting and the monarchs and the bumblebees have been seen at all the flowering blooms. And just this week we caught a new visitor in our garden: a Swallowtail butterfly!