Things are really warming up in our North Texas Garden, as we ease into summer. So many of our flowers are in full bloom and the butterflies are beginning to appear. We had several black swallowtail caterpillars on our fennel and dill, in fact they consumed most of the plant, but once they moved on, it has put back out. Just yesterday I saw a black swallowtail gliding around our patio. Our Black-eyed Susan’s are in full bloom and our zinnias are beginning to come up from last years seeds. Our yellow and red yarrow are blooming and providing food for visiting butterflies. The grapevines are loaded and we already have tomatoes ready to eat and more on the way, that’s if we can keep the mockingbirds from eating them. I really enjoy spring and summer in our garden, there is so much going on. There are plenty of photo opportunities, just gathering references for future paintings. Here is a great web site for butterfly gardening, check it out.