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Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:47 am

Having almost none this year, so nice to see your butterflies.
What plant is the Fritillary feeding on?
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Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:31 pm

Growing Coastal wrote:
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Having almost none this year, so nice to see your butterflies.
What plant is the Fritillary feeding on?
That is verbena bonariensis. An annual that the butterflies love. It makes a wonderful light airy filler in the garden. I will be glad to save some seeds for you if you would like some. Oh, I should save some for the MMMM swap too.
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Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:24 pm

Lovely photos. Beautiful garden.
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Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:52 am

MissS wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:31 pm
Growing Coastal wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:47 am
Having almost none this year, so nice to see your butterflies.
What plant is the Fritillary feeding on?
That is verbena bonariensis. An annual that the butterflies love. It makes a wonderful light airy filler in the garden. I will be glad to save some seeds for you if you would like some. Oh, I should save some for the MMMM swap too.
I think hummingbirds would like it, too. I had an upright variety of verbena one year they went for. I am sorely tempted by your generous offer of seeds but I am trying to cut back on how much I grow. I'd have to put them into a pot and I want no more of those. Of course, my wants seem to change come Dec/Jan !
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Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:04 am

@Growing Coastal My hummingbirds use verbeana hastata which is an upright perennial native wildflower. It's rather short-lived but re-seeds readily in my garden.
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Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:04 am

Salvia 'Amethyst Lips'
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Fri Sep 11, 2020 10:27 am

An extremely tall version of salvia 'Lady in Red' that I am working on stabilizing. It grows to about 5' tall. The birds seem to always go to the tallest plants in the garden first, so I really like this one.
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Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:03 pm

A couple of photos by my camera happy friend Tom who I met while he was hiding in my garden taking pics. :shock:

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Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:59 pm

Wow the color of the bird is so gorgeous against the white flowers background! Kudos Tom (and you MissS! What a great nectar garden! Hope Tom is as nice as a hummingbird too! ;D)
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