I threw caution to the wind...
...and bought one of those gardens that is already "made" for you. I was having so much trouble deciding what to do in the front of my house I was getting overwhelmed and just couldn't take it anymore...it looks so bleak. There was a coupon from Spring Hill Nursery.. $25 off orders $50 or more.. so I bought the pre-arranged Butterfly/Hummingbird Garden. Please tell me I did ok..
I got all of this for about $44 bucks:
1- Black Knight Butterfly Bush
3- Red Penstemons
3- White Dragonflowers
3- Keys of Heaven
3- Mixed Monardas
3- Wild Romance Asters
I figure if some things croak or don't do well or even just plain old flunk, then I just chalk it up to a learning curve, right?
They also had *4* Butterfly Bushes, one of each color, for $20..I couldn't belive it!