Butterfly Season Thrills!
Well, I am just thrilled to be seeing the butterflies again. I just saw my first Pipevine of the season, and I am seeing Tigers, Eastern Tailed Blues, Gray Hairstreaks, Great Spangleds,a Hackberry Emp, and even a couple of Sulphurs. My raised bed is coming along well, and the zinnias have begun to bloom now. Sherry, that Zowie Yellow Flame is the prettiest thing I have ever seen. Thank you for recommending it. I can't wait to see the butterflies on it. My little Virginia Snakeroot is coming along, and I even discoverd some White Veined Pipevine in a spot along the fence where I had long ago planted the seed and given up hope!! The 2 Spicebushes are doing well. The Passionvine is coming up. I've raised and released 34 Monarchs already, and I have 6 Black Swallowtail cats/chrysalides in my tent. Found them on my fennel. The 3 Pawpaw trees are looking really good, and I've planted lots of Tropical Milkweed and Senna in the yard too. My fondest wish is to see a Zebra and a Giant this year. I am always hoping for them. It's shaping up to be a fine year!~~Angie