The Red Admiral Butterfly (Vanessa atalanta) is supposed to be quite common in our area, yet, I don’t ever recall seeing one in my garden before. I guess the Butterfly Bush was just too tempting! What’s mine is yours little friend. Come back and visit soon.
The first time I saw these towering plants, I thought I had entered a fairy tale land. The Pride of Madeira (Echium) generally grows near the coast in California. But as a native of Madeira and the Canary Islands, it found a welcome home in Sacramento’s WPA Garden. We tried, without luck, to grow it in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden. But it thrives in this enchanted garden tucked inside William Land Park, an urban oasis, creating a perfect climate […]
“The butterfly is a flying flower, The flower a tethered butterfly.” ~ Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun Butterflies appear like flying petals flitting through the air. So beautiful – we forget the transformation required to achieve that beauty. From cocoon to caterpillar – their beginnings are far more humble. “There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.” ~ Richard Buckminster Fuller We chuckle when people meet their perfect pup at Homeward Bound and think […]
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