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okay so you guys know its hot and dry. My plants baked to death. My children and I would like to make a fragrant and flying animal friendly garden. Can any one give me some suggestions. thank you so very much.
Hi Carol, You are a zone higher than me. Not sure if you're into annuals, or what but, I have brugmansia in pots good smell in the evenings when they bloom, morning glories, hibiscus- hardy and tropical, I also get a lot of hummers at my hyacinth vines. You do have to provide water when we get into these "dog-days" of summer, sometimes, that's easier said than done. I'm not that into fragrant, but it's a bonus if I like something that is fragrant... Sounds like you want to attract butterflies and hummers... DG does have a Fragrant Garden forum, might nose around there and see what you can come up with... I figure if I get blooms, the flying critters will come. . . nice to meet a fellow Kansan-B
Quoting:Fushia - hummer's adore them, I keep them in partial shade and water well.
I never had good luck with Fushia. =( It's a shame, too, because they're really interesting flowers.
Quoting:Have decided that I hate roses. I planted probably 60 bushes and almost all died early.
Heh. I, too, hate roses. They're such sissy plants, until you want them gone. Then they're next to impossible to kill. Although, 60 plants is a lot. Even if it was roses, that's a shame. Did they show signs of disease? Perhaps they should be replaced by whomever you bought them from?