May Update, Fargo/Hoyne Bee & Butterfly garden. First butterfly sighting today, a modest white cabbage butterfly; also an early-season wasp. All pollinators are good pollinators:
1) End of the season Narcissus, 5/7/13. Love the unusual double-cup pure white variety.
2) Another 5/7 newcomer: Siberian iris. This overachiever is already in flower, despite just having been transplanted last fall.
3) 5/1/13: “Apricot Beauty” tulips, with multiple varieties of narcissus, including “Passionale,” in background.
4) Mid-season narcissus “Pink Paradise” and Passionale,” 5/1/13. Note ruffled kale in foreground, which inexplicably overwintered with minimal mulch, and is about to come into flower (!). Nature is very mysterious.
(all photos by Peg Wolfe)