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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by wayneo, Aug 18, 2010.

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  1. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    Some garden pics of butterflies and a moth. If you are ARACHNIPHOBIC do not scroll down to the last picture.

    Wayne

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    Hummingbird Moth


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    Buckeye


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    Monarch


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    Pearl Crescent


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    A Garden Spider with a Buckeye


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  2. recurvyarcher

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    Beautiful pics. I saved a few of them. Thank you.
     
  3. cubancigar2000

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    I do remember Indana for having beautiful butterflies. Nice photos Wayne
     
  4. wayneo

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    Thanks Devi, and Lou. I am trying out a new camera and its closeup modes and framing. Please bear with me.

    Wayne

    Male.... Eastern Tiger Swallowtail



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    Female Eastern Tiger Swallowtail


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    Spicebush Swallowtail


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  5. recurvyarcher

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    Gorgeous!
     
  6. wayneo

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    All of these pics are headed to Birds And Blooms Magazine. Thanks again for looking. Most of the butterflies in my garden are attracted to white and yellow Buttery-fly Bushes (Buddleia), Purple and White Cone Flowers (Echinacea), and Purple-Top Verbena (Floridata).

    Wayne.

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    Hummingbird Moth


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    Viceroy


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  7. wayneo

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    New pics. New camera is working good. Thanks for looking.

    Wayne

    Grey Hairstreak


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    Alfalfa


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    Red-Spotted Purple


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  8. recurvyarcher

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    Thank you for providing the names of the plants that attracted these beautiful butterflies. I had a butterfly garden at my house in Maryland. I plan on starting one here in Kansas when we build on our farm.
     
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    Absolutely splending - thank you for sharing the beauty!


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  10. TEXASZEPHYR

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    Wayne here are a couple of pics the wife took with her new camera remember I'm in north tx. and live on the lake.


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  11. recurvyarcher

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    up, and keep them coming.
     
  12. wayneo

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    Texas nice pics, was that early morning light, or in the evening?

    Devi, click on the link for some Kansas information.

    We try to plant native plants to Indiana in the butterfly and hummingbird garden. Besides Cone-flowers and Butterfly bushes, some good plants are Milkweeds, Swamp Milkweeds, Butterfly Weeds, Joe-Pye Weed, Columbines, Sedum-Autumn Joy, Sedum Matrona, Parsley and other herbs for the caterpillars to feed on.

    Wayne

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    Wow, very nice pictures.

    Amazing to have so many species in your garden too. That's really neat.
     
  14. Tron

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    Kitty loves gardens....but, he needs to be harnessed up.

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  15. wayneo

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    Kitty can have all the Starlings and English Sparrows he wants.

    Wayne
     
  16. crusha

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    This year we put Buddleia and Echinacea right next to each other, and there was no contest - the BFs go for the coneflowers every time (although the Budd. does stay blooming longer).

    Added benefit of the coneflowers is the finches love the seeds and will pick on them forever.
     
  17. crusha

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    ...anybody here like daylilies?


    This plant's a freakazoid. Photo was 7.10.10...this plant still has scapes with unopened buds. Its sibling from the same cross is planted 70 feet away, has smaller blooms, and quit blooming a month ago. Same crop of seedlings. This one is expressing some recessive mega-bloom trait that beats anything I've ever seen.
     
  18. Tron

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    Oh Buzzy, it's so refreshing to see this tender side of you. I could imagine you and your partner "Bradly" having your own flower shop tucked away in some trendy, cozy little over priced town in Indiana.

    Do you by chance drive a Miata??
     
  19. crusha

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    As a condition of being re-admitted, I was asked to get in touch with my feminine side...just for your information smart@ss.


    We just put an offer on a little place in Zionsville...thanks for asking. "Bradley's Birds and Blooms"...he runs the place, I do the handyman upkeep type stuff, scratch, belch, bring him a smoothie once in a while, etc. He never makes a dime, but at least it keeps him off Craigslist...speaking of, I've been thinking about starting up a little gunsmith shop in next to him, though, so you better shut your mouth!


    We're not opening the new place until after the Mo. Fall Handicap, when our shipment from Longaberger arrives...are you and BIGDON going? See you there sweetie! Smooch-mwah! (These large intervals between shoots just seem like an *eternity*...)
     
  20. Tron

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    Stock work ey? You could call it "Buzzy's Butt Shop".
     
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