Friday, May 14, 2010
Here's something to think about while planning your vegetable or herb garden. Don't forget to invite the Butterflies! So many Butterfly species are endangered or in trouble, due to chemical flower/lawn/garden/crops sprays, as well as loss of habitat. Something you can do to help out the (Blue, Yellow, Black) Swallowtail Butterflies is to plant Carrots, Parsley and Dill. The females lay their eggs on these plants and their caterpillars feed on them, ex. they feed on the carrot tops. Don't worry...they don't eat much :)
These plants help you too in more ways than one! They're a great source of nutrition. You can cook them or eat them raw in salad. Plant them along your garden border to help keep the grass out. So you see its a win win proposition :)
Sorry I don't have a photograph of these Beautiful Butterflies.