Summer is starting strong this year with temperatures in the mid 80s all week and more to come; the flowers love it! Here’s photos from both the front and back:
A new Monarch Butterfly
Margaret has been focusing the back garden on native plants for a while now, including milkweed plants specifically to feed Monarch caterpillars. It’s worked rather too well, with the plants generally stripped to just sticks! But recently we had one create a chrysalis on the pool screen, and over the weekend it hatched. We didn’t see it emerge but there was an empty chrysalis, and a new Monarch Butterfly in the garden … Beautiful!
May Flowers 2022
Margaret’s work in the front and back garden is growing well and there’s lots of flowers everywhere now! Here’s a selection: