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Old 3 Weeks Ago   #76
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I'll have to list them all out sometime, but I think by the end of this spring I will have installed over 30 native species on my land for pollinators.
That's wonderful PH. I was wondering if you were growing for cut flowers but I guess not!

I have a lonicera that grows like a tall shrub in one hedge. It blooms early and is not scented. Whether the flowers attract pollinators, I know not but I do know that it is a host to all sorts of insects including bees (?) that make tiny nests in rolled up leaves. It becomes rather unsightly but I don't care because it is a fabulous host to the little fliers.

Lovely moth Oakley. What is the flower?

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Default I've got passiflora buds!

Bought the plant in April, been growing it in a large pot, and now I see buds!


In my never humble opinion, this is the most beautiful thread on Tomatoville.


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Oooo La la!

As the anticipation sets in.....

And I agree, this thread is a place of beauty.
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Let me know if you get fruit set. If not, I can send you some of my passion flower anthers that are full of pollen. U can cross breed it and see if you get fruit set.
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Default Dwarf Poinciana Tree

Trees are blooming pretty good right now. The pink dwarf poinciana tree flowers have not opened yet.
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #81
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Nice photos Gardenboy. I bought one (Poinciana) at a nursery a couple of weeks ago and I'd say it's about 2.5 feet tall. It hasn't bloomed yet. No one's ever sent me anthers before, I must say.

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Default Gulf Fritillary on Passiflora "Inspiration"

This butterfly was flitting all over the plant this morning. This is its host plant (or one of them anyway). I'm expecting blooms on the plant in a few days.

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Default Misc.

Bee on Blue Fortune Agastache, Hibiscus Tiki Bar, and Gold Star Esperanza.

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Nice butterfly!
We don't have that many kinds up here but the swallow tails are out and this one I noticed while installing upstairs window screens the other day. Do you know what it is? It is liking the Portuguese laurel flowers. Next to it are American Pillar rosebuds just starting to open up, one I grew from a cutting. It is a rose that likes to grow up and through stuff and is doing so with the laurel.


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Default Butterflies

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Nice butterfly!
We don't have that many kinds up here but the swallow tails are out and this one I noticed while installing upstairs window screens the other day. Do you know what it is? It is liking the Portuguese laurel flowers. Next to it are American Pillar rosebuds just starting to open up, one I grew from a cutting. It is a rose that likes to grow up and through stuff and is doing so with the laurel.


Do you know how many photos I had to snap until I got one that wasn't blurry? I did a google search of black butterflies and couldn't find one that looks like yours. On closer look, I see he has some brown on his wings.

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Yes, maybe Lorquin's Admiral. Thanks.
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Default 1st Passiflora bloom ever

Variety "Inspiration." Gardenboy, if mine don't set fruit , I'll take you up on your anther offer. Do I just schmear the pistils with the anther pollen?????

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