This blog, mostly photographs with little text, is a record of another year in the life of our garden. For the derivation of the title 'Insnared with Flowers' (original spelling) click here.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Butterfly food plant

This little lady's smock flower (also known as milkmaids, because it grows wild in cattle pastures) is a food plant of the caterpillar of the orange tip butterfly. It's a very easy plant to propagate - just detach one of the basal leaves, lay it on damp soil and it'll produce a new plant from the base of each leaflet.
Yet another tulip - this time with a fringed edge to the petals.

Weigela mildendorffiana - which I didn't expect to survive last winter

Iris bud - I've no idea what colour this will be. The suspense is killing me!

Rhododendron bud bursting - no doubt about the colour of this one..

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