It is not easy to establish a garden which would attract butterflies, bees, sun birds if you are living in an over populated urban city with lots of pollution around. Situation gets worse if you have as little space as i have got. Sure plants can be grown in containers and they will flourish but nothing compared to those which are nourished by sweet mother earth. After all, plants get to know they are in containers, nah? what about a patch full of self seeding bright wild flowers!!!
Although butterflies do visit my garden many times a day but this lemon tree just next to my home is something all the butterflies and bees just adore. Sometimes i think that they come all the way to sip nectar from this tree instead and in the way they also visit my garden. well i don't mind it either. My dwarf murraya tree does compete hard and tries to allure those butterflies back through its intense sweet fragrance. The competition goes on.
This bee also visited my murraya tree just before coming here but i could not capture it there.
This butterfly was wandering around these phlox flowers and they were hundreds in a row. something i wish i could ever grow.
Now this wild flower garden is something i am talking about. Self seeding annuals in a natural way.
Hope some day i will have a patch full of butterfly bushes with tons of butterflies around. Dreams never die actually.