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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a condition of being re-admitted, I was asked to get in touch with my feminine side...just for your information [email protected]
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*...)