I recently saw a lovely bed in my neighborhood devoted entirely to annuals. It was full sun and composed predominantly of pink and blue flowers. At the back were tall cleome, commonly called spider plant.
There is something very satisfying about seeing second-generation plants from self-sown seeds!
Gardens honoring St. Francis are full of color, sound, scent and movement, and birds and butterflies abound.
If you wish to attract many butterflies to your garden, plant a butterfly Bush, “Buddleia Davidii,” in your garden.