Tag: Eastern tiger swallowtail

Persephone months

Eliot Coleman calls the period of time when days are less than 10 hours long from sunrise to sunset the Persephone months. In his Maine winter garden, this is when vegetables under cover will be available for harvest, although they do not grow. The…

Planning for butterflies

Planning for butterflies. It’s never too early to start thinking about the next growing season in the garden. Last summer, enough butterflies visited my garden to get me started thinking of ways to attract more. More butterflies of each species as well as more…

Eastern tiger swallowtails–distinguishing females and males

Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus), According to NABA-North Jersey Butterfly Club website, eastern tiger swallowtails are common and widespread in New Jersey. I saw 3 eastern tiger swallowtails in my garden the other day. That was a butterfly crowd. Purple coneflowers were the main…

July jungle

July jungle. I started the month of July thinking how much the gardens had become a jungle. Particularly the old apple tree area, seen in the photos above, which was fast getting overrun with weeds. Just to be clear, the sunflowers and the bee…

Eastern tiger swallowtails

Eastern tiger swallowtails (Papilio¬†glacus). According to NABA-North Jersey Butterfly Club website, eastern tiger swallowtails are common in New Jersey. They are attracted to purple coneflowers for nectaring, as shown here. Also wild bergamot and milkweed, which are also present in my garden. Larval food…