Rain at Last
diane at serendipity-gardens.com
Fri Aug 20 08:05:22 EDT 1999
We finally received enough rain this week to refresh some of the grasses and flowers. The Monarchs seem to have decreased, yet black Swallowtails are everywhere. I am seeing them spiral upward in their graceful pairings and have abundant Queen Anne's Lace, Fennel, and Dill.
Our Ceanothus (blue spires) is just now showing color as is the Chelone and Aster varieties. Physostegia (an aggressive pest at times) is providing another drought tolerant nectar resource. Because so much of my prairie project dried up I am attempting to transplant blooming "survivors" along the entrance drive to the bed and breakfast here so guests still see we have our lepidoptera priorities in place.
We also had our first two fresh colored Buckeyes nectaring at the cosmo patch.
I have plenty of plantain here and several vervain still blooming. I hate to admit it, but I cannot recall having seen Buckeyes here before. (Awesome!!!)
Sincerely, Diane Falk
Serendipity Children's Memorial Gardens Foundation
em: diane at serendipity-gardens.com
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