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Old July 8, 2018   #106
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GrowingCoastal those are wonderful pictures. I love phygellius capensis. I used to have one of the color that you have. The birds in my yard preferred it to the red or the purple. My birds loved it once they figured out how to use this one. If per chance you save some seed, I sure would not mind receiving some.
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Old July 8, 2018   #107
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GrowingCoastal those are wonderful pictures. I love phygellius capensis. I used to have one of the color that you have. The birds in my yard preferred it to the red or the purple. My birds loved it once they figured out how to use this one. If per chance you save some seed, I sure would not mind receiving some.
All right! (note to self) I will watch for them to set seed and save some for you. They grow from cuttings quite easily, too, in case you see one in your travels.
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Old July 8, 2018   #108
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We have that one here too... all our butterflies have nice warm sweaters.
@Coastal your garden is absolutely beautiful and your hummingbird pics... Just divine. Keep it up, you are spending your time wisely there!
I've see Aunt Jane's butterfly here, too.

Thanks for the encouragement Bower. That white rambling rose gives me acupuncture treatments whether I need them or not any time I go near it. Was brutalized by another rose today - ouch! when I should have been reading the book I put down, one by Mary Walsh. Just can't sit still out there, compelled to be a busy body tending the tomatoes.
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Old July 9, 2018   #109
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Two jewels in my garden - Asimina triloba and Iphiclides.
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Old July 9, 2018   #110
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All right! (note to self) I will watch for them to set seed and save some for you. They grow from cuttings quite easily, too, in case you see one in your travels.
Thank you! So very much appreciated. They set seed quite readily. I sent some to an internet gardening friend in Canada and they grew for her just fine.

AuntJane that is a beautiful butterfly.
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Old July 9, 2018   #111
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Two jewels in my garden - Asimina triloba and Iphiclides.
Interesting plant, too. Does the butterfly feed on the Asimina's flowers?
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Asimina's flowers are not attractive to insects and bloom very early in the spring.
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Old July 9, 2018   #113
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Default Butterfly on pentas

Aunt Jane, I have never seen that butterfly before. Very unusual. I was lucky and caught swallowtail on the pentas. I'm not a very good photographer.

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Old July 9, 2018   #114
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Nice shot!
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Old July 9, 2018   #115
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Asimina's flowers are not attractive to insects and bloom very early in the spring.
Adding to the garden early in the year. They look unusual.
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Old July 10, 2018   #116
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Default Gulf Fritillary on Passiflora

This gal was out today laying eggs on Passiflora "Inspiration."

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Sweet! I can't tell you how many years I spent chasing butterflies around my garden trying to get a decent picture. You're doing just fine!
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Old July 12, 2018   #118
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Default Torrenia and Salvia Summer Jewel Red

I won't have hummingbirds back until the fall migration around the third week of August. The torrenia is a favorite and so is the red salvia, which reseeds everywhere.

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Old July 12, 2018   #119
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I was trying to catch him/her on some blue plumbago flowers but he flew away and landed on a branch of a peach tree that is hanging over the fence into my yard.

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Old July 12, 2018   #120
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A beautiful butterfly, such one does not fly here. My garden is abundant with another butterflies, for example Inachis io.
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