The patio garden is an unending source of wonder for me. So many questions. Why does one schefflera plant always put out six leaves to a stem, and the other five, or seven? Ah sweet mystery of individualism.
And why am I visited by so many Gulf Coast fritillaries on sunny mornings? I do know the answer because I looked it up. They come to lay eggs on the leaves of my passion flower vines, the the sole and exclusive source of nutriment for fritillary larvae. But how do they find their way to my patio? And why passion flowers? And how long has this been going on anyway?