Thursday, August 7, 2014

Lime butterfly in the garden


 The Lemon and Calamansi (Limau Kasturi - Malay) are grown in the garden for their fruits and their appeal to butterflies, especially the lime butterfly.  This morning the lime butterfly was also attracted to the nectar of the ixora flowers.  There are many other types of butterflies that come visiting the garden as they should be.  This happening is critical in the Kambatik garden and bodes well for the future.  Of special significance today too is the ixora - a pastel orange that has revealed  its true colours only now.  I guess this variety would best be propagated for more cool colours in the garden in future.

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