This corner in the backyard adjoins the bed along the chainlink fence. It is an area that receives mid-day to afternoon sun. There was a golden dewdrop, duranta repens planted in the back corner with a multi-color lantana, lantana camara, across the front. The golden dewdrop was killed to the ground in January just as it was last winter. It was decided that another butterfly and hummingbird attractor that could make it through cold weather was needed instead of the golden dewdrop which was relocated to a less prominent spot.
A three feet tall red bottlebrush tree callistemon citrinus was planted where the dewdrop had been. This specimen will be full of bristly red blooms very soon. Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds all love them. Since this small tree will be green during winter as well as summer, it will provide some privacy screen to the chainlink fence area. When it achieves its full height it will be around 12 feet tall.
Beautiful blooms are imminent.
Blue-eyed grass is a native plant that grows in damp open fields. This corner should be a perfect spot for it. Placed as a border grass in front of the bottlebrush its sweet little blue flowers add interest to its lush greenness.
The lantana was also killed to the ground but it was left to come back between the border of blue-eyed grass and the bottlebrush. Should it not make it back to the land of living plants it will be replaced most likely with a mixture of red and white pentas.