Hello Shelly, Sorry that you were going through a hard time....I have not been checking in here for a while....hope you are feeling better by now. incidentally, i just wanted to mention that my husband and I help MS patients....through holistic health.... our website is www.drdougbeech.com
Oh Goodness I know what you mean by over planting....I do that all the time...I have to curb my enthusiasm....last year it was the green chillies for me.....WAAAAAYYY toooo many!!
Anyway Enjoy this wonderful weather and the outdoors! I am just overwhelmed and grateful for all the blooms in my garden this year!
Shelly, I am pretty involved with MS. My sister-in-law has it and I work at a rehab hospital promoting our MS program. I will also be walking for MS on Saturday, April 30th, in my home town here in Maine. I totally understand. For my sister-in-law, she loves her gardens. I have just introduced her to this site. Please feel free to friend her: Kara. She may respond and may not, but I am sure you guys could share your love for gardening.
"Thank you Clare. This past year was the first year that I've seen more than three Monarch's visiting the garden. They seemed to favor the Buddleia's, Zinnia's, and Mexican Sunflowers over everything else."
"I agree....they are a beautiful species of butterfly. I checked Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) site and they do show it as a species for your area, too, so perhaps this year will be the year? :)"