Earlier this month I spent a lovely afternoon in the garden at City Farmer. I was happy to find Sharon and Michael sitting out the quiet rain shower and chatting about garden stuff. I was charmed by a hummingbird coming down to have a wee sip at the Verbena bonariensis. This plant also attracts butterflies and bees and can be planted instead of buddleia, even though it is not as "moreish" as the Butterfly Bush. I like how each stem has three stems which in turn bear three stems. It's like a delicate candelabra.
When the rain let up I took a few photos of some of the inspired and inspiring planting.
These orange cosmos are perfect for matching the colors of fall flowers.
These lovely insect hotels are maintained by the resident "Bug Lady" at City Farmer, Maria Keating.
Be sure to check out City Farmer's award winning blog by Michael Levenston and go see the garden to get yourself inspired!