William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Sunday, 16, May, 2010

Hyssop and Milkweed and Monarda

Filed under: Garden,Natural History — williamthecoroner @ 21:31

Oh, my. I’ve been trying to get a butterfly garden established for years now. I’ve bought the flower mixes and broadcast them. Nada. Then the basement needed to be waterproofed, and after a crew of Bosnians with a backhoe got through with it–all was gone.

But last year, in the back, I planted a hyssop plant and a someone gave me a couple of monardas. I got milkweed pods from South Chagrin and planted some seeds. The bee balm is back in a clump, so is the hyssop, and there are about half a dozen milkweeds now, behind the garden bench.

This is a good thing. The bumbles like them, other bees like them, and hopefully the butterflies will find them. I like pollenators.


  1. “Bosnians with a Backhoe” would make an excellent band name.

    Comment by Calvin's mom — Monday, 17, May, 2010 @ 11:48 | Reply

  2. Good luck, and I hope no Africanized ones show up…

    Comment by Old NFO — Monday, 17, May, 2010 @ 21:35 | Reply

  3. BluestonePerennials.com is having their 50% off sale! Go look [you can search for butterfly plants, I think]…

    Comment by rethoryke — Monday, 24, May, 2010 @ 15:47 | Reply

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