Garden: Butterflies To Be

I plant tons of milkweed which is my host plant and it attracts many butterflies to my yard here in Florida. Several times a year I get their offspring. Here on December 14th, I have probably 15 of these magnificent caterpillars on one plant alone, all soon to be butterflies.

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By Florida gal from Spring Hill, FL

Butterflies To Be

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January 6, 20090 found this helpful

Awesome! You know here in my farm community a milkweed is a BAD weed.... lol.

Good to know those neat plants are appreciated somewhere in the States!

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January 6, 20090 found this helpful

Very cool, I've been trying to find milkweed seeds so I can plant some so the Monarch's will stop by for a longer time here in Michigan.

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January 6, 20090 found this helpful

Very cool, I've been trying to find milkweed seeds so I can plant some so the Monarch's will stop by for a longer time here in Michigan.

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January 6, 20090 found this helpful

I took this picture the day before the Butterfly emerged, I thought it would take a few days once the chrysalis became translucent; I was really surprised to see the perfect tiny little wings of the butterfly in the cocoon.

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January 6, 20090 found this helpful

Wow, those caterpillars are biggies, very healthy on your milkweed juice.

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January 7, 20090 found this helpful

Don't they eat your tomatoes?

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January 7, 20090 found this helpful

I love this-thank you for sending the pictures. I bought a butterfly kit and have been reading up on the plants to grow in my yard. Looks like you are having success with the milkweed-when I lived in Iowa these were the weeds you DID NOT want to have!

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January 7, 20090 found this helpful

I love this-thank you for sending the pictures. I bought a butterfly kit and have been reading up on the plants to grow in my yard. Looks like you are having success with the milkweed-when I lived in Iowa these were the weeds you DID NOT want to have!

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February 11, 20090 found this helpful

I plant dill in my garden, monarch catepillars are drawn to it.

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