The number of Butterflies seen is increasing daily.
I'm seeing dark Swallowtails in groups of as many as four now.
They are preferring Pentas to everything else.
This brave Tiger Swallowtail kept on nectaring despite losing
much of his tails and part of one hindwing.
When we get wind with a thunderstorm, the driveway is littered with dead twigs and sometimes
limbs. The dog and I go on Stick Patrol for the big stuff, He-who-mows swept the driveway.
Not all butterfly activity is on flowers. Here Spicebush and
Pipevine Swallowtails were partying together on
something disgusting in the grass.
This Spicebush Swallowtail went over to get water from a crack
in the driveway or to rest.
I saw on Facebook that Helen of Gardening with Confidence and Troybilt gave away a motorized lawn edger to some lucky gardener. Great machine for the garden; much faster than a half-moon hand tool. Reminds me of what's coming next cool day. I need to fix up the edges before grass creeps in so there's not so much to dig out after I make that cut along every bed edge. Otherwise I would wait until fall. I love a crisp edge.
What's your favorite bed edge? Trench? Mow strips? Permanent or temporary?