When we first saw our new house, it was in the middle of winter. Other than the snow covered ground there was nothing much to see outside. We finally moved into the house during summer and were just taken aback to see all the diverse plantlife that just kind of ‘sprung up’. Although we have mostly neglected the garden since then, it still produces stunning flowers and attracts a lot of butterflies and birds. Once in a while, we both feel guilty and clean up some areas of the garden but it is not a sustained activity and once again the plants just go wild! The plants must be liking the new owners- no rules, no cleaning, just live life.
There were originally 2 butterfly bushes- one blue and one white. All of a sudden, with no particular reason, the blue one died. It was there one day and the next time we looked at it, it was dried and gone. We poured tons of water and tried to convince it to stay, but it died anyway. But this summer, on the other side of the garden a new butterfly bush suddenly sprung up and I was so relieved to see it. It took away some of my guilt from last year for neglecting the other bush.
Now about the butterfly bush, they are usually pruned in late winter. In the spring, they start growing back and grow to large sizes by summer. Almost always, you can fing butterflies and bees gathering around this bush. Doesn’t need any special care, the only thing I ever do is to prune them in winter.
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