Thursday, July 16, 2009
Of Butterflies and Milkweed
We have caterpillars on our milkweed! Well, on the new milkweed we purchased at the garden center today, anyway. We bought 5 new plants and the check out guy found two little teeny caterpillars already on one of the plants. The kids were tickled pink! We were so motivated we got the plants in the ground within a few hours of getting them home, and that's a first. (They usually have to languish for several days, umm, weeks until we get around to planting them, if they survive. Those plants have to go through plant boot camp to go in the ground around our house!) We also saw a monarch fluttering around the milkweed we already had a few days ago so maybe we'll get caterpillars on those plants, too. Keep your fingers crossed for us!