The summer annuals I grow regularly are sunflowers and cosmos. They attract a variety of pollinators and the birds like the seeds. This year I got them planted in late April, and they are now in bloom.
This morning I found this bee on a cosmos, and it was still cool enough that the bee posed for a couple of good images.
I am fortunate to have neighbors who also grow things to attract pollinators and birds.
Beautiful! Our cosmos are still trying decide if it’s safe to come up.
Thanks, Tim. It is just so much warmer here at night, I guess. I think this year I may have to sow again, because these may not last into September/October. I guess there is an upside and a downside to everything.