What’s In Bloom: October

What you could see in October at the Botanical Garden

October is a good time for butterflies. Most butterfly populations have peaked and lots of butterflies are feeding on nectar all over the garden. Caterpillars are feeding on the host plants in the butterfly garden.

Salvia leucantha and Salvia Coccinea in the Butterfly Garden

Salvia leucantha and Salvia Coccinea in the Butterfly Garden

Pentas and Giant Swallowtail in the Butterfly Garden

Pentas and Giant Swallowtail in the Butterfly Garden

Gulf Fritillary laying eggs on a Passion flower wine

Gulf Fritillary laying eggs on a Passion flower wine

Monarch butterfly nectaring on a Milkweed bloom, Ascepias curassavica

Monarch butterfly nectaring on a Milkweed bloom, Ascepias curassavica

Skipper butterfly on a cosmos flower

Skipper butterfly on a cosmos flower

Sulfur butterfly laying eggs on Senna

Sulfur butterfly laying eggs on Senna

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar feeding on passion flower vine

Gulf Fritillary caterpillar feeding on passion flower vine

Monarch caterpillar feeding on milkweed bloom, Asclepias curassavica

Monarch caterpillar feeding on milkweed bloom, Asclepias curassavica

Passiflora edulis flavicarpa blooming in the PLANO Garden

Passiflora edulis flavicarpa blooming in the PLANO Garden

TWEETS FROM THE PARK:

CITY PARK FACTS:

At her request, upon her death in 1914, New Orleans philanthropist Sara Lavinia Hyamsí jewelry collection (valued at $30,000/at that time) was sold and the proceeds were used to construct a fountain for the children of New Orleans. The fountain is located inside the gates of Carousel Gardens.