I simply love the wildflower mix garden that has now been planted two consecutive years. So many butterflies, bees, and other insects associated with the plants. This year the patch is about 75-100 feet by around 20 feet average. Will expand the planting next year. Is a mix of seeds from wildflower mix, with individual packets of other flowers added. Also have subsections included with a few perennials and some annuals with penta and pineapple sage being two of the favorites.
We have been very dry lately. Today after two days of evening showers the butterflies and bees are everywhere. At least a dozen or more big swallowtails of varous species working the flowers at any given time, plus too numerous to estimate bees, wasps, smaller butterflies, and other critters enjoying the day.