Water what you already have
Another lesson from my garden:
I was going to go buy more milkweed plants for the monarch butterflies who are camping out in my yard. But I kept thinking of all of the milkweed plants I had put into the ground last year. I went searching for them, and found dozens with tiny leaves unfurling. They have been dormant for months, but are now ready to grow again.
It’s been dry lately. So I started watering these budding milkweeds. “Water what you already have.” This is going to be my motto for 2015.
A very wise motto.
Love this. I have lots of common growing, as well as swamp and prairie in my native sanctuary garden. I have had the humble pleasure of raising and releasing over 1700 monarchs as I move into my 16th year. They have taught me so much about life.
Plenty of dill has already been gifted with black swallowtail eggs, which I also help on their journey. They over winter in chrysalis and I’ve had that amazingly humble pleasure as well.
I have been putting out fennel for the black swallowtails too.
I love being with the butterflies – and connecting with others who wonder with them is such a pleasure!
Thanks for writing, may we always be surrounded by the blessings of the butterflies. 🙂