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The Idea

Category: My Butterfly Garden | Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:03 am

I started this about 6 yrs ago,{approx} I had never been a gardener at all. After seeing a butterfly garden at the home where my parents lived my little girl asked if we could have one,and the idea soon came to fruition. Who would have known what 4 or 5 plants would have come to.
I call it a Hobsession. I can't wait for the weekend to come to enjoy it, and plan the next best thing, or what new butterfly might show up. Taking pictures goes hand in hand with the garden.So if I am not working in it I am usually taking photos in it. I also raise the caterpillars to be released back in to the yard. When people ask me, Isn't that alot of work? I say no it is alot of effort. And it is very rewarding. I wanted to show the before shots of the blank slate but cant locate the file right now. So I will try that another day. Here are a few recents.





Garden path ( photo / image / picture from Viceroy's Garden )






Tiger Swallowtail ( photo / image / picture from Viceroy's Garden )






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Comments

 

cherylad wrote on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:12 am:


Very nice photos. I, too, plant for the butterflies (and hummingbirds). It started with one small flower bed designated for the butterflies. But now I find that at least 75% of my plants are butterfly "friendly". Recently, one of my brothers was visiting and saw caterpillars on my Passion Flower vine. He was about to flick them off because he thought they were "worms". Hubby stopped him... "Wait! Those are Cheryl's butterflies!" They're learning. LOL




 

eileen wrote on Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:30 am:


Another butterfly gardener here - in Scotland. I have an organic garden with plenty of shrubs and flowers to attract insect life. It is wonderful to go outdoors and see the butterflies and bees visiting my patch.
I hope you see lots of different species in yours Viceroy.




Viceroy wrote on Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:28 pm:


This is going to be fun!
Cherylad- tell em look don't touch:) like you other than a few well established mistakes all else is Butterfly related.


Eileen- I do get many species here,but I would love to see and hear about some of yours. Do we have many in common? Any? Curious..





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