Our garden not only provides a welcome place for rescued dogs – it supports them through donations for commemorative bricks in our Memorial Garden Path and plaques on our Garden Wall. This is Sally. This young, puppy-faced dog has already had a lifetime of breeding. Those days are over. Pampering and TLC are our orders for her moving forward. But pups are not the only creatures helped by our garden. Monarch butterflies have a symbiotic relationship with Milkweed – their […]
Monarch Butterflies are doing dances all through the butterfly bed in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden. We have created a haven for them with Butterfly Bush, Milkweed, Lantana, Verbena and a host of others. As long as they stay still, I can pretty much capture them. In flight – not so much. I was able to capture the dance of this rare specimen, however. Quite the ballet – don’t you think? Take a bow, Dee Dee! Such a cutie.
Categories: Gardening, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue • Tags: Butterfly Garden, dog rescue, Dogs, Happy Dog, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, Homeward Bound Memorial Garden, Lantana, Milkweed, Monarch Butterfly, verbena
“What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I always thought of Milkweed as a weed. I never knew that it had such mysterious powers. I stumbled across Asclepias, or Tropical Milkweed, in our nursery this spring. I never had enough hours of direct sun in my own shady garden to even consider it. Listed among its virtues (color and height) was its ability to attract butterflies. In our area it […]