Want wildlife to come to your garden? Plant purple coneflowers!
Purple Coneflowers, also known as Echinacea purpurea are absolutely loaded with pollen. So besides being gorgeous, they are like a giant dinner table for all kinds of critters.
Look how this butterfly is eating with its curvy proboscis.
This one is giving me the eye while it eats. Have you ever looked closely at a butterfly eye? They are fascinating. But I digress.
I cannot tell you how much butterflies love these flowers.
By early afternoon each day, when the sun has warmed things up, my garden is alive with butterflies, bees, and lots more.
I am not sure if this grasshopper is having a meal, or waiting for one to stop by, but one thing is for sure, grasshoppers love these flowers.
Life’s little dramas play out over and over again, as so many creatures find this flower irresistible.
Purple coneflower seeds make great bird food, too, as the summer and the flowers begin to fade.
Plant a garden full of these easy care, beautiful native flowers.
You will not be disappointed!