So, I planted the Butterfly Garden Mix seeds in late May (huh... I thought it was a lot longer ago that that - no wonder they're still small!), and now a few of the young plants can be identified. Most are still mysterious to me.
Here's what I think I have, based on searching online for the name of the plant as a seedling (for instance, "butterfly milkweed seedling" or "seedling butterfly milkweed") and comparing photos.
Boy, I've been so wrong...
Bishop's Flower (the one poisonous to dogs, go figure it'd be the one that grows!) - the rounded leafed plant in the bottom left corner. Wrong! Bishop's Flower is actually just another name for Queen Anne's Lace. I don't think I have any.
Butterfly Milkweed - the tall pointy leafed one in the center. Nope, that's actually a bachelor button, with vivid blue flowers.
Sigh... I'm no good at this. All I can do is wait and see what they turn into. Next time I'll buy individual packets of what I want.
|Pink? Milkweed? Only time will tell...|
|Cosmos - silly me, I bought the seeds at Winco and forgot all about them!|
Of the individual seeds planted I am not sure any germinated.
At least the entire Butterfly Garden is looking nice. The white lavender (Ellagance Snow) is blooming, as seen below. In the center is the pineapple sage, still without flowers. The Moonshine yarrow is dwarfed behind the ferny mysteries on the left of the front circle.
I saw a swallowtail butterfly this morning! I was on my way out the door to work, so couldn't get its picture.