This lovely butterfly was showing his (or her…anyone?) appreciation for our new drought-tolerant gardens today. I found that a happy bonus to xeriscaping is that most of the plants that we’ve used would be natural selections for a butterfly garden. Now that the new gardens are blooming well, we’re attracting our unfair share of butterflies and hummingbirds. Less water, more beauty; I believe that’s what they call a win-win situation.