I grow the herb fennel, not the bulb. I admit, that I don’t use it much, though it’s big stalks make great racks when roasting a chicken. But even if I never used it at all, I would grow it, because swallowtail butterfly caterpillars love it. At this time of year, they appear all over it. You can see the different stages of their growth, in the second photo there is a younger one, with the yellow in the center and then as they age, they look more uniform. Lovely.
Speaking of summer. Guess who goes back to school on Thursday???? I know. Where did this summer go? Oh wait, for some people the summer doesn’t actually end on August 2nd like it does for me!!
What’s in your garden this week?
Please join me for Garden Tuesday.