Gotta plant some plants for the people and the butterflies. But, pollinators especially butterflies love lavender. Brazilian Verbenia is a buzz with skippers this year. Large butterflies use it too. I love my bright lights cosmos, too. And, Mexican Sunflower--the Monarchs love it. These aren't invasive. Annuals fill in when perennials stop blooming. This year I also planted Mexican Zinnias again.
But, I do love my NY Iron Weed, Joe Pye Weed, Goldenrods, Boneset (my Fragrant Boneset is about to bloom--I get White-M Hairstreaks on that), Tickseed, Green Coneflower, Cardinal Flower, Sneezeweed, Rudbeckia, Liatris, many, many species of Goldenrods and milkweeds. Plus, the Asters, they are just starting to bloom. And, many native mints, too.
Herndon, VA (USA)
Take care of the small things....