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Old October 7, 2018   #226
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Thanks MissS. I can handle more birds. I've still got all my feeders up and there are plenty of flowers available. They won't go hungry. Donna
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Old October 9, 2018   #227
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I have to pick the chameleons off every once in a while.

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Old October 9, 2018   #228
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Chameleons have a sweet tooth? Wow!
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Old October 9, 2018   #229
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Cool!
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Old October 14, 2018   #230
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Default Mexican Sage and Hot Pink Shrimp Plant

The hummers went wild for the sage this year. Both hummers and butterflies like the shrimp plant. I have only two hummers left...the rest have flown away (to Central America?). Salvia leucantha and Justicia brandegeana.

Donna, Texas Gulf Coast

P.S. I planted 24 Dutch Iris bulbs and 36 freesia corms yesterday.....now I wait until February-March. Sowing nasturtium and fragrant sweet pea seeds today. Putting the nasturtium in hanging baskets.

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Old October 14, 2018   #231
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Up at cottage today, I saw 3 monarchs visiting the butterfly bush and tropical butterfly weed, which is still blooming heavily. They better get on their way. Possible frost in a couple of days.

I noticed one of my tropical butterfly weeds was aphidless, so I grabbed some seed pods. Will grow next year to see if it was just an oversight on the aphids part.
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Old October 20, 2018   #232
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I'm not sure what species this is.

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Old October 23, 2018   #233
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Blue sky vine reaches 50 foot.Purple bleeding hearts,reaches forever.The sky vine is messy,I chop it every year to ground,after mangoes,and lychees are done flowering.They are attractants for 🐝 bees,fluttering hummingbirds,both sheds are covered for temp control.
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Old October 23, 2018   #234
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Nice landscaping by your fence, Kurt.

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Old November 2, 2018   #235
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Default Butterflies on a sunny day

These Gulf Fritillaries were laying eggs today on the Passiflora "Inspiration."

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Old November 23, 2018   #236
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Default I still have cuphea and blue spires salvia

This bee was very interested in the cuphea today.

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Old November 23, 2018   #237
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No bees left on mine anymore but the hummingbirds are still visiting the cuphea here. I have the plants under cover so they don't get water logged. Eventually they will succumb to the cold and I will trim them before I bring them into the garage for the winter.

How tall do your cuphea get to be growing in the ground? I always have mine in pots that I can raise off the ground because of predators.
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Old December 5, 2018   #238
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Default Cuphea height, fruit from Passion Vine

I actually measured the cuphea...it's 40 inches high.

The "sterile" Passiflora "Inspiration," which is dying back for the winter, finally dropped a couple of fruit a few days ago. You'd have to eat a lot of the fruit to get full.

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Old December 11, 2018   #239
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Look what I found! A Ruby Throat hummingbird and a feeder ornaments.

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Old December 11, 2018   #240
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Looks like your shiny guest is making itself at home reading your landscape design and style books too! Must be planning to stay around for a few weeks



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