After sorting out the tough survivors from the wimps, I added a few new plants to the mix to keep he butterflies coming. The Monarchs and Swallowtails have already started laying eggs which is a little early but makes me very happy – because I garden for them.
Mix of Salvia, Thyme, Coleus, Oregano, Coneflower, Parsley, Coreopsis
New plants – Coreopsis, Purple & White Cone Flower
In the shade - Coleus and Impatiens
Close up - Coleus, Oregano, Curly Leaf Parsley
(The Parsley is a host plant for my butterflies. They lay their eggs then you get this…
I get SO excited watching them transform into beautiful butterflies!
My favorite newly discovered place to eat, Yum Yum, is closing up for the summer. *sobs* I don’t blame them – it’s too hot to be cooking in a truck but I’ll be counting the days until they reopen in September.
Here’s our final meal…
Hawaiian Rice Pork bowl, and Chicken, Grilled Asparagus Wrap
But more importantly….
Vanilla Stuffed Cupcake with fresh raspberry filling – topped with fresh whipped cream and toasted coconut.
*My friend Pam has decided to join in with my Garden Ramblings, so if you get a chance stop by and visit here recent post. I love how well she was able to replicate the gardens of NOLA in her own backyard.