Friday, August 5, 2011
Bring on the Butterflies!
Our garden this year has been neglected more than usual; however out of concern for our polinating friends, Jackson decided to add some plants to help out the bees and the butterflies. With a little help from his dad, he was able to add a butterfly bush to the meditation garden, and for the birds, a blueberry bush and cherry tree. It was with interest then that I stumbled upon master gardener Eileen's blog, Milkweed Gardens. A gardener for the Orange County Extension Office in Florida, Eileen enjoys butterfly gardening with her children and encourages parents to turn their backyards into a hands-on, butterfly biology lesson. Hm, creating a lifelong gardening lesson and enriching the environment at the same time? Sounds like a good addition to the meditation garden.