The pollinator planting behind my house was mowed down for the first time the other day. (Mowing is a management technique to avoid the establishment of unwanted species.) It almost seemed a shame to be cutting down these blooms, but it will make for a stronger planting in the long run.
And look, there were even pollinators out and about on the Bergamot and Coneflower.
A plant new to me was the Partridge Pea, which, according to Wikipedia “is considered an excellent choice for planting in disturbed areas, as it will quickly cover an area, preventing erosion, while still allowing other plants to become established”.
And I couldn’t resist a shot of the classic Black Eyed Susan or the non-native and technically invasive Queen Anne’s Lace that is growing around the perimeter of the planting.
I’ll be back out there before the next mowing to see what else is new, and maybe even shoot some portraits out there =)