This is the last post about the Master Gardener demonstration garden in Victoria near the coast in southeast Texas.
However, I have one in a pot that must be carried into a shed for the winter. It takes it a long time to recover each summer. So I think zone 8 is stretching it.
But what a fabulous flower color.
The queen butterfly is one of our most prominent butterflies. This clever one is made from a section of heating vent.
Many Texans consider the welfare of Monarch Butterflies to be part of their responsibility since their migration path comes straight from Mexico through Texas. Milkweed plants are vital for their survival because it’s the only plant where they lay their eggs and the only food source for their caterpillars. Milkweed mostly grows in uncultivated land areas. But now, many homeowners grow it in their yards.
While in Victoria, we also visited the city’s rose garden. The layout is wonderful with paved pathways and excellent structures. Since I’ve seen pictures of this online with mature bushes, I’m guessing that it was wiped out by Hurricane Harvey in 2017 and has recently rebuilt.
“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” J.M. Barrie