I mentioned Purple Cone Flowers – Echinacea purpurea – in my last post. Those are starting to bloom now too. I have many more of them, they are great nectar sources for butterflies that are around early in the summer. And then later when they go to see gold finches love to eat the seeds. Of course, I’ve also seen them pull the petals off the flowers too!
This is a picture of the first Purple Cone Flower I had bloom this year: