A whimsical sign from a new friend long ago invites visitors to experience the garden sensually.
Some are using more than the sense of touch.
Although there is plenty of touchy feely going on with many toesies.
Many more than these four times sixteen*.
Double the pleasure…
…And a black manicure.
On flat leaf Italian parsley, Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum, nothing but the best..
…For our Shar-pei shaped friends.
From the largest to the smallest…
…And instar in-between, please touch the herbs in any way you wish.
Are you our mother?
tiger Black swallowtail caterpillars have three pairs of true legs, the ones with the black toenails, and five pairs of prolegs for sixteen legs. We are calling them toes, poetic license you know. The lone parsley plant is covered in these caterpillars. This plant was almost pulled up since it had gone to seed and was not useable for human consumption. We are so glad it was left standing by a lazy gardener. More are needed. ( I guess the adult butterfly featured is not their mother as I had surmised. Thanks as always to Randy for the correct ID! I have most likely had the wrong ID on every single post written featuring these catts! Mea culpa.)
Two posts written last year with more information about these catts can be seen by clicking here-Two New Things and here-Whoa Nellie!.
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