we went to a local garden center yesterday to visit. - they have a petting farm there and some play structures to climb on, -. When we left we walked in the greenhouses and i purchased a dill plant, I love dill and its hard to find some years, and these where nice sized and healthy. So we purchased one to take home an add to our garden.
upon getting the plant into the car the kids discovered three hitchhikers. Three swallowtail caterpillars, they are very pretty, I had never seen them before up close.So very cool to watch them. We came home and planted our dill plant in with our tomatoes and we shall see how the visitors do.
if nothing eats them this is what they will be , very exciting, and unexpected . I just wanted some fresh dill, and got a very special surprise. The kids are very excited and watching them very closely and also watching Lydia who loves bugs, and caterpillars alot. They have been named Snap,Crackle and Pop,btw. Cannot tell you who is who they all look the same to me.