What a wonderful display of wildflowers at the Goldthwaite Middle School Butterfly Garden, thanks to the hard work of Joy Hayes-Gates. The Elementary school gardens are also looking beautiful these days thanks to the rain and continued help from local volunteer Doug Holtzclaw. Stop by to see a variety of colorful flowers and to watch the diverse wildlife feasting on their nectar.

Standing cypress/Texas plume (Ipomopsis rubra). If you want hummingbirds to visit your garden, plant these! They are biennials, so be patient. Worth the wait!

Cut leaf Daisy/Englemann’s Daisy (Engelmannia peristenia). These are all about 2 ft. tall!

Purple Horsemint/Lemon Bee Balm (Monarda citriodora)


American basketflower (Centaurea americana) getting ready to bloom.

Cowpen Daisy (Verbesina encelioides)

Fire wheel or blanketflower (Gaillardia pulchella) with a gorgeous bee.

Self-seeding thistle that came up on its own.

Couple of caterpillars hanging out – possible future moths?