Friday, August 7, 2009
Can't See The Delphinium For The Dill
I'm great at pulling weeds like grass, ragweed, purslane, lambs quarters... But when it comes to pulling out those plants I like, I run into trouble. The problem is multiplied when the plant is a host plant for black swallowtail butterfly caterpillars. Somewhere in the back, right next to the fence is my blue delphinium. Time for a plant rescue. A five gallon bucket just wouldn't cut it this time. I went for the wheelbarrow and then got busy. When the wheelbarrow was filled , the same spot looked like this.
There is my blue delphinium. It is a new plant and deserves it's chance to be seen. I still have lots of dill and fennel and parsley. I'm sure there is enough to keep me and the caterpillars happy.