Monday, April 12, 2021

Wild blue indigo

We planted this wild blue indigo (Baptisia australis) in April 2014. I had to take photos this year because this is the best it's ever looked. So lush and happy. Despite our blizzards and lack of rain right now, too. 

So far, no genistra broom moth caterpillars, which have devoured this indigo in past springs. But this spring is not over yet! I'll keep an eye out. As a general rule, I let caterpillars eat what they want in our gardens. But not when they totally decimate a plant. 

Except for (always an exception, right?) pipevine plants....I know pipevines come right back after hungry pipevine caterpillars eat a vine to nothing. 

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