I FINALLY have a headcount! I was starting to think it would never happen. Had bunches of monarch eggs/tiny cats in June, but something must've eaten them because they all suddenly disappeared. I've got lots of milkweed that's been waiting for some monarchs. Finally started seeing monarchs in the yard again, and now have 3 cats munching (at least that I can see). The plants are thick out there, so I'm hoping there are some cats I can't see.
I've also got 4 buckeye cats. One on one snapdragon and 3 on another. I've only got 2 snapdragon plants, and I'm concerned that one little snapdragon isn't enough food for 3 cats. Does anyone know if they'll eat verbena bonariensis?
I've got lots of pearly everlastings out there, but no American lady cats. :-(
And I never got my rue, fennel, and dill planted, so I don't have anything for swallowtails. :-( I've never seen GST's in my yard before, but I'm seeing them this year on the tithonias. Yay! Just wish I had something for them to lay eggs on! The hummers are going for the tithonias too, so that one will be in the garden every year from now on.
I don't have many cats compared to a lot of you, but I'm excited! :-) Next year I'll get those swallowtail hosts planted.