dcrozier wrote:I spent today planting wave petunias along one end of the pool and just got some monarda to plant at the other end. We have lots of hanging plants around the deck and plant things that attract butterflies and hummingbirds. I am getting ready to try a new vine--cardinal climber that attracts hummers, I hope!!! I prefer to work outside and really hate cleaning house!!!!!!
I have monarda in two different colours (hot red and fuschia), and the hummingbirds love them. They also love my wiegela bush (also bright red flowers). A word about the monarda.... it grows like mint! You might want to contain it early on. I much prefer my tour around my yard at the end of the day in gardening season to cooking and cleaning!