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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Early June

Goldfinch says... the poppies r through, so bring on the rudbeckia...

another pic of the r.maxima.

The butterflyweed is a show-stopper
Plenty of bees

Spicebush swallowtail butterfly

Tiger swallowtail n spicebush
Tiger again.

Heliotropium amplexicaule is always a big draw.

American painted lady visits clasping heliotrope.

buckeye butterfly

Frog... check out those gold spots...

 rabbits r pissin me off.

And they're eating the echinacea...

You know, I only had the one wild delphinium... I can't grow any new ones when y'all are deadheading my flowers...

Ok, I finally got enough... I decided to make a nice broth fer them...
I collected some brugmansia leaves, and some datura root and made a nice tea... after it cooled, I poured it over stuff.

Seems to be working.

 

7 Comments:

OpenID gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Lost the comment, so here goes again... Yep, you got the critters. Such variety too. Love the little croaker. I was just over at In the Garden and Tina had photos of butterfly weed loaded with butterflies. I mentioned that I just put in three plants and hope to get the flappers, but the wild butterfly weed at the Falls meadows never gets any. I go there at all times of the day too, so I hope my plants are luckier.

June 10, 2013 at 1:13 PM  
Blogger Gardens-In-The-Sand said...

Tina at In The Garden seems to be getting better shots than I've gotten so far this year...
You might try growing asclepias from seed. Those purchased plants tend to be a bit iffy in getting established. And... they're selling packets of asclepias tuberosa seeds at about any seed place...

June 10, 2013 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger tina said...

Your Rudbeckia Maxima is way ahead of mine but it is a coming along. Lovely shots of the butterflies and bees. And I really like the shot of the goldfinch on the poppy in the below post. Cute about now that the poppies are gone bring on the rudbeckia. The finches are so fun to watch!

You asked about my butterfly weed-it was there already when we bought the land so it came wild. The colors are all so variable in the wild. It seems like butterfly weed in my garden is a much more yellow or lighter orange than in the wild. Enjoy!

June 10, 2013 at 2:11 PM  
Blogger Gardens-In-The-Sand said...

My asclepias tuberosa came with the property also.... And... because the deer and rabbits ate it as soon as I cleared out the overgrowth, a bunch of it got moved...

And then, I plant every seed I can collect... some of which gets given to the occasional lucky local gardener.

I have yellows and oranges... still want reds.

I don't understand the difference between your garden butterfly-weed, and your pasture butterfly-weed...

Is some of it nursery purchased?

June 10, 2013 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger tina said...

Yes, the garden butterfly weed was nursery purchased. I think the growing conditions affect its color and vigor. My homegrown butterfly weed has more pampered conditions and less sun, so perhaps that owes to the color difference. Not sure.

June 10, 2013 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Gardens-In-The-Sand said...

Age has a lot to do with the vigor. Older plants get larger... But weather has something to do with it also... in drought, mine don't get as large as plants (in other gardens) that get watered...

As far as colour?
I think that the yellows and the oranges cross and I get some variation.

Could be that the nursery is simply providing lighter coloured blooms.

June 10, 2013 at 3:21 PM  
OpenID southernruralroute said...

Like the frog and the heliotropium.

July 1, 2013 at 11:51 PM  

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