Yesterday, I wrote about how vegetable gardens are more than just vegetable gardens — they are habitats. Today, I walked out the front door to find a monarch laying eggs on one of my butterflyweed plants. Never — not once in all my years of gardening in Virginia — have I seen a monarch in my garden before this summer. Now, I’m not only seeing them; I’m apparently raising them! Do we really need any more proof that gardens are really habitats?
I wanted to capture a photo of the monarch laying an egg, but she was too fast for me. I had to settle for these: