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Flying insect hang out spot (video)

Something about the combination of these plants (coneflower, false sunflower, mountain mint, anise hyssop, and sweet pepper bush) has made this picket a hot spot for flying insects, especially at a time in summer when many other flowers have dried up.

Early summer color pop

I’m enjoying this corner of the garden especially right now for its early summer pop of color.

I planted the anise hyssop (purple) and the mountain mint (silver/green) as plants from a nursery, but the echinacea grew from seed and has been prolific. I am amazed by how well it’s done considering my neglect – I honestly don’t even remember when I planted it.