Category Archives: Ruby Red Grapefruit

First Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly Of 2012 Laying Eggs

It must be getting close to Spring as I’m starting to see some Butterflies. For the first time this year, I saw an Eastern Black Swallowtail and she was laying eggs on the Fennel.  We never cook with Fennel, we just let it grow however it wants in our garden.  The result is that we […]

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Giant Swallowtail Laying Eggs And Puddling

As I mentioned in a previous post, today was the best day so far this year in terms of Butterfly Watching in our backyard. We saw a Monarch (it never did land on our Milkweed), Gulf Fritillary, and a Giant Swallowtail.  I also noticed that one of Monarch eggs had hatched, and another should hatch […]

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How To Build A Successful Butterfly Garden Videos

I thought I would put together some brief videos on how to create a successful Butterfly Garden for my last day of vacation. There are a total of 5 videos, each one is less than 2 minutes long.  Watching these should give you a decent idea of how to start (or continue) a successful Butterfly […]

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Backyard Fruit Crop 2009

For those of you who aren’t in Houston, you may not believe it but we actually had snow today!  Yes snow!  Almost 3-4 inches in some locations.  Only about 1/4 inch stayed on the ground in our location.  Because of the snow, we decided it would be a good time to pick all of our […]

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Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar

As I was looking back through this blog I noticed I had only posted 1 picture of the Giant Swallowtail Caterpillar so I figured it was time to post a couple more.  Before I get to the pictures, let me share some history.  In both my backyard and front yard I have seen the Giant […]

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