Post by Wheelgarden on Aug 1, 2020 15:02:27 GMT -5
Lots of Black, Pipevine, and Tiger swallowtails, and some of the sassafras and tulip poplars have their caterpillars on them. None on the dill or parsley yet. Many Sulphurs, and several Monarchs coming through, too.
"Adopt the pace of Nature: Her secret is patience." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
SpringRain, I think the Painted Ladies, if that is what they are, might be attracted to the QAL, and the gravel road surface is warmer than the surrounding area. My flower garden is right next to the windbreak. There’s lots of tall garden phlox in bloom right now. The black swallowtails seem to really like the phlox. I was watching yesterday...the butterflies almost do a dance over the big mops of bloom.
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binnylou,Here too, The Swallowtails are all over my phlox. Monarchs are still coming thru to the Milkweed and have seen a number of Painted Ladies too.Loving my garden right now. The Joe Pye Weed is covered in bees and butterflies too.
binnylou and datgirl, your yards must be lovely, especially with all the butterflies on the phlox. For the last few years I've had something growing wild that looked like phlox, but none this year, at least so far. Planting some definitely now gets added to the "to do" list.