This plant pot saucer is a water source for bees and butterflies. The flat stones are for butterflies to spread their wings and warm themselves while they drink. The gravel and sand are a place for bees to land and drink – they need water, not just nectar.
Strategies to create a psychologically soothing landscape with a variety of flowers. Creeping thyme’s pink flowers take on a cooler hue when paired with the purple salvia and allium. Red would normally lend a hot look, but the heuchera’s modest cluster of blooms doesn’t change the overall effect.