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Re: Re: Mystery

Put pots of parsley around - they love it.  I've got them everywhere.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Donna
Sent: 9/15/2004 1:14:25 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mystery

> more than a mystery.....
> The monarch are species dominated... how did it survive without asclepias leaves? Are you sure it is a monarch?
> and another thought (must be thinking kinda day for me)....
> Don't have many butterflies period in my yard this season. The only
> thing different this year (other than weather) is the addition of purple
> loosestrife (everyone calm down, neighbor thought it was so pretty,
> struggling to get it under control in my yard, and she still has it
> growing/seeding again this year).
> Anyways, wondering if they couldn't find the correct food or something?
> I have always been overly populated with butterflies till this year...
> hum...
> Donna
> > While I haven't seen a single Monarch this summer, saw my first monarch 
> > chrysalis today, hanging on a daylily leaf. The mystery is how it got 
> > there - yes, I know caterpillars have legs, but this location is a good 
> > 30 feet away from the nearest Asclepias and across a lawn from it. That 
> > was one determined caterpillar!
> > Cathy
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