Sunday, 21 February 2016

Caterpillar plants

Our local cafe, The Quarter Acre, has a number of swan plants in the garden. Hence our morning coffee is usually accompanied by the faint flutter of a Monarch butterfly or two. The caterpillars are hungry little munchkins, and the swan plants truly beautiful.

The hairy gooseberry / Chinese lantern parts of the swan plant are so delicate and hang so precariously to the stem of the plant, it is amazing they endure in the maritime winds. I'll get photos of those next time.

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