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skellyshelly

Organic gardening, chickens, honeybees, and working on my backyard permaculture in subtropical growing zone 10a in southwest Florida.

Brassica oleracea (Acephala Group)

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2017
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skellyshelly

These black swallowtail caterpillars munched the kale until it was gone and I don't mind a bit. They're fat and happy! #swallowtailcaterpillar

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alovealoe

Omg! I would grow this plant just to attract these cutiepies to my yard.

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skellyshelly

@alovealoe They are the size of my pinkie finger so these must be the giant black swallowtail butterflies. I had some last year on my citrus plants. I'll grow it for them, no problem! I didn't know they liked kale!

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lovestogarden

Beautiful creatures!

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SylviaDavies

Very attractive 🐛🐛🐛

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uaskigyrl

Omg, those things are huge!

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skellyshelly

@uaskigyrl Yes, they are! They are very hard to miss, that's for sure.

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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skellyshelly

Just a blush of color. #ornamentalkale

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aes239

Love those light purple veins, so pretty 🙂

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skellyshelly

Thank you @aes239. I am so enamored with this one plant because of its coloration.

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skellyshelly

Its the hint of unusual color that captivates me so much. Thanks @latebloomer.

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  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2017
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skellyshelly

Early colors of these ornamental kale plants are so pretty. #ornamentalkale #bluegreen

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