Saturday, August 8, 2009

If you plant it they will come

I had wondered if they would find my one Bronze Fennel plant this year and as you can see, they have. To my knowledge this is the only host plant for Swallowtail butterflies that I currently grow in my garden. I should probably plant parsley for them as well but I probably would have only been feeding these guys.

I didn't have any time to take pics on Thurs or Fri morning. I did walk out to take a quick survey Friday morning and just as soon as I stopped at the first bed a huge Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly came by my head and a hummingbird stopped to drink from a spent daylily flower. It was a gentle reminder to me that the garden is not just about what photos I can capture from it.

1 comment:

  1. The Swallowtail cats certainly do love that fennel!