T - Tansy, Tulip, and Thyme

 

Tansy, Purple

Bumblebees can't keep away from purple tansy!  They are so distracted you can actually lightly pet them on their fuzzy backs.  I love the curled flower heads.  Purple tansy is a very easy to grow annual.


Tulips 

Some gardens have a plethora of tulips, in a rainbow of colors.  Not me.  I'm not fond of tulips.

Thyme 

All the thymes are pollinator  magnets.  The Juniper thyme is particularly beautiful.  I only use the garden thyme in cooking, or sometimes my lemon thyme, which hasn't flowered for me.  Another one with pretty flowers is Foxley, which has variegated leaves.

 Juniper thyme

Left: Garden Thyme

Right: Creeping Thyme