September Sunshine for Bloom Day

September Yellows 2013While nectar plants for butterflies persist in all colors, Yellow is the color of choice for display this Bloom Day. Tecoma stans is in glorious bloom and Candlestick Cassias are opening beside it.

Cassia Sept 2013

DSCF9564Not a plant that attracts butterflies, Melampodium is still a favorite well-behaved reseeder, here with Purple Heart and Spider Plant.

DSCF9560Duranta does attract butterflies and is a good contrast for yellows.

All the summer favorites: Tithonia, Lantana, Pentas and Porterweed Continue to keep butterflies happy in the garden. I gathered them into a collage; you’ve seen similar all summer.

September 2013Butterflies featured include American Painted Lady, Zebra Longwing, Spicebush Swallowtail, Tiger Swallowtail and Giant Swallowtail. Sulphurs are increasing in numbers now that legumes are plentiful. Gulf Fritillaries are still working any and all flowers and meadows are full of Buckeyes and their caterpillars.

My Blogger Seedscatterer blog features Native Plants blooming in the Meadows this Bloom Day.

Join Bloom Day excitement at Carol’s May Dreams Gardens Bloom Day.