Monday, January 9, 2012


First of all, these are not good pictures but when I saw these outside my window this evening, I just had to share. 
Way back this summer I bought three milkweed plants. 
Then I never planted them.
I have reasons.
Not really.
Lazy much?
The good news is, they survived. 
The heat.
The cold.
The neglect.
Then today I had my unjust reward.
This is the reason I chose milkweed in the first place.
No, not the shrivelled, dried remains of the flowers.... 
 This, this was what I found. 
 Three monarch caterpillars eating my plants. 
 It's why you need to plant them. They are all the caterpillars eat. If I'm lucky at least one will make it to be a butterfly. 
How cool is that?

I'm linking to Sidewalk Shoes for her Garden Tuesday. 


  1. Worth all the hassle if it brings butterflies! ann :-)

  2. That is so cool! I'm going to buy a milkweed plant! Now plant a couple of butterfly bushes, if you haven't yet. They really do attract butterflys and humming birds.

  3. AWESOME! You'll have to post pictures of the whole process. I hope they all make it!

  4. Oh that's cool! And that's nice that they don't eat all the other plants. Looks like it's probably a pretty flower too. ;)

  5. Oh, wow. I need milkweed! Thanks for linking up!


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