June 3, 2013
Gutter Problem By Mrs. Blackburn
Temporarily, we placed two flat pavers sided by side and covered them with seashells. The storms tonight will test our solution.
We like the idea of using shells in the garden. To become a Certified Monarch Waystation we must provide a water source for the butterflies. There are several large shells that will hold tiny pools of water.
Fun Fact: Mrs. Simpson's shells were from Galveston, Texas, and Mrs. Blackburn's from Topsail Beach, North Carolina.
**Update 6/12/13 After two heavy rains our shells were still in place and no plants were washed out. I love the way the water holds in the shells, inviting butterflies for a drink.