A few posts back we featured this potted container arrangement. As you can see there is a parsley plant spilling over one side. There is also a parsley plant spilling over the raised beds in the veggie garden (shown below). Both were planted back in March and have produced some very lush herbs for use in the kitchen. But my main intent was to attract the egg laying of swallowtail butterflies.
The first thing I did arriving home from my trip to North Carolina was to take a walk around to see how the garden was doing. Much to my delight the swallowtail butterflies I'd seen landing here and there all spring finally produced some caterpillars on the parsley plants. I've counted about ten all together.
Each day we'll check on them to watch their progress.