Thursday, June 14, 2012

Better gardening through social networking.

Last Saturday morning, as The Boy and I were watering the plants on the deck, we found this guy:


He had two friends with him. Three of them, munching away on the dill with little regard for the mist coming from our hose. We had no idea what it was. A pest? A friend? What to do?

Why, put it on Facebook, of course! I uploaded the little guy's picture and waited.

Within a few minutes, I had advice from wise gardeners across the country. I knew what the creature was (a black swallowtail butterfly waiting to happen) and what he liked to eat (parsley, dill, tomatoes) and that if we put him in a butterfly tent, we could watch his metamorphosis. Awesome.