Dill — this is for the Monarch caterpillars.


Purple coneflower (Echinacea) — I also have coneflowers in white, red, and green.


Common sage — we also have tricolor sage, golden sage, and purple sage.




My favorite vegetable to grow — lettuce. Unfortunately, “THEY” won’t eat my lettuce. “THEY” prefer packaged store-bought lettuce — the kind all cut up and brown.


Asparagus — Ava and Helena cook this with beef stock and it’s delicious.


New strawberry plants.


One of Helena’s flower beds.


  1. Jessica

    Your gardens are beautiful and they are very inspiring!

    I thought the Monarch caterpillar lived on milkweed?

  2. Melody

    Your gardens look great! Part of me wishes I still had a garden, but it was so much work with so little to show for it in the end. (We found out that a gravel road used to cut across our back yard right where we had our garden!)

  3. Perla Sarmiento de Adams

    Hello Laurie,

    Your lettucce look very beauty and delicius. I wish be there and make me a salad with it.

  4. Laurie Bluedorn

    You’re right! Dill attracts the swallowtails — which are similar in appearance to the monarchs. Laurie

  5. Hans

    I’m not picking any of that.

  6. Ava

    Hi mom. I like lettuce!

  7. Anna Royer

    Mrs. Bluedorn, I think the Delphinium are beautiful, blue flowers are my favorite.

  8. Kristin Carr

    I think that I would like the lettuce, I just wouldn’t like the asparagus. 😛

  9. Christine

    Hi Laurie,

    Sounds like you need Hans to pick a bunch of stuff from the garden and have a salad party!!! I’ll bring the dressing.

    Love in Christ,

    P.S. I can now access your blog & comments, no problem through both IE & Foxfire. I did have to clear out my cookies & history earlier today to be able to.


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