Moved to IL...starting to order plants
I just wanted to say hi to you all here; we're getting settled in here after our move from NH.
The warm weather has me thinking again about gardens and butterflies, though I have no idea what to expect here butterfly-wise. (Though it was weird when we came to look at our house, and there was a Question Mark sitting on the sidewalk because back I had left my QM chrysalides in their habitat with the top open and knew at that moment they were eclosing.)
We're in a suburb right outside of Chicago, and it's pretty urban, so I am going to keep my expectations in line with my yard: small. :/
I've started poring over the garden catalogs and basically I'm buying what I was giving away in NH....
Anyone here from Oak Park? Would love to get a little heads-up about the best host plants. I've been looking at databases but there's nothing like a knowledgeable person who lives in particular area.
It's nice too see new people as well as the veterans. Sounds like everyone has started off to a great butterfly season.