After years of reading about Jason's small patch of Tithonia and a friend of mine talking about her Tithonia right outside her kitchen window I finally planted a small patch of my own.
The Tithonia is taller than our 4' fence that I hate to look at. It pleases me to no end that it camouflages the fence.
Photo above by my DB.
Along with the Tithonia I also planted Zinnias. Not a lot but enough to bring in several different butterflies.
Folded wing skipper of some sort.
Silver spotted skipper.
Photo above by my DB
Just enough to keep me going out there to see what else is drawn to these blooms.
Just across the path from them is a huge Clethra shrub in high bloom. So if you tire of watching butterflies you can count bumble bees and a great assortment of bugs drawn to the fragrance and nectar rich blooms of the Clethra.
You know what I will be doing this weekend. I hope you have fun plans for the weekend too.