Garden plantings and feeders
This garden has Echinacea(coneflowers) both Purple and white, easily grown and spread. This brings butterflies, and goldfinches. You will see on the photo included the goldfinches that go from the heads of the coneflowers to the finchfeeder. Brown eyed susans easily grown and spread. Still photo at the bottom shows orange milkweed in bloom and butterflies on it.
If you are wondering about the sidewalks and driveway, I had terrible concrete and slate conditions. I did not want to deal with the grass and weeds growing up between bricks so, I had the old torn out and that is asphalt impressions after the asphalt is colored. It has been about 6 years and still appears the same although I no longer live there.
The red feeders are hummingbird feeders. The beveled glass chimes I made with copper foil wrapped beveled glass pieces soddered. This was to give me something to look at when the butterflies and hummingbirds or even the flowers were not about. The last set of stills show a hummingbird at the hummingbird feeder looking around.
There was a side garden of roses and a front frow of dusty miller and various small perennials.
Different Garden Flowers and Bushes
This is a still of the garden by the sidewalk | Source
This is a butterfly on Orange Milkweed. They love this flower. It is very pretty in orange, it just doesn't last as long in bloom as the coneflowers and brown eyed susans. | Source
Butterfly going from flower to flower | Source
Here is a butterfly on the butterfly bush | Source
This is the Garden around the mailbox Clematis wrap the mailbox an assundry small flowers go in the flower box behind the mailbox | Source
I felt my vase of my own flowers was better than any I ordered and sent to people
Thistle seed in the feeder and the coneflowers in the garden bring the goldfinches | Source
Notice every seat is taken at the goldfinch cafe. They eat upside down, so in this pic most are socializing. | Source
Here we have a male and female goldfinch getting a drink together. | Source
After the petals drop off the coneflower the Cone is just one big dessert ball of thistle, and here is a guest having dessert. | Source
Coming for a landing | Source
Watching what I am doing | Source
watching me watching it | Source
Other Types of Gardens
This is a full sun garden which is one line of many different roses. Pink Yellow Coral and then front line is snapdragons, dusty miller in full bloom and various annuals and perennials. | Source
Snap Dragons line the front of the rose garden | Source
Water garden blue round glass to draw birds and decorative stepping stones around the bath. | Source
This is a side view and it is next to a butterfly garden with various colorful annuals between perennials. The heart shape is just concrete poured in mold with shaped stained glass that was designed and cut ground smooth on edge and inlaid by my son. | Source
Here you can see how much the goldfinches like to socialize around the bird bath. | Source