Saturday, July 21, 2007

Butterfly Weed Should Get An Oscar for Best Actress

I grow a lot of plants for butterflies and hummingbirds so I never use poisons and insecticides. Butterfly weed is to butterflies what catnip is to cats. They can't get enough of it.

18 comments:

RUTH said...

What a pretty weed; not something I recognise at all.

Cathy said...

Oh, your blog is so pretty and full of information about garden's. I love gardens! I will be back to visit times. Thank you for visiting and leaving such a kind comment on my blog...:)

Akelamalu said...

What lovely pictures, and that's the prettiest weed I've ever seen.

Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. :)

Amazing Gracie said...

I so appreciated your visit and lovely, kind words. Your garden is a big of paradise. I'm in the same temperate zone, 8, but our humidity level is on the opposite end of the spectrum! But I still try to grow tropicals...I grew up on the coast and they're my first love among plants.
Is the Butterfly Weed the same thing as Lantana?
I also have purple oxyllis. I planted it in a pot with Maiden Hair fern. They're so pretty together!
I love your blog and will certainly return for a breath of fresh air.
~~~Blessings~~~

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

What a gardener and with my son's first name spelled the same way...great name of course!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today!! You have great flowers. I have had the toughest time growing flowers here in Savannah since we moved 6 years ago but I continue to try anyway...Sandy

Jane said...

We have a butterfly bush in our side yard. It has beautiful purple flowers and the butterflies LOVE it.
Thanks for dropping by my blog. It's nice to meet a fellow Methodist!
Have a great day.

Merelyme said...

simply stunning!

Jon said...

Y'all's kind words are much appreciated. Thanks for dropping by for a ramble in my garden, and, as we say down here, y'all come back soon, you hear?

Jon on 7-22-07

Liz said...

What wonderful photos you take!

Shirl said...

These are such bright and beautiful photographs, only enhanced by their subject matter. A stunning blog, black background was the right coice!

martie said...

Thank you so much, Jon for stopping in for a visit and for your kind words.

Your garden is beautiful and I wish I could meander through it at my leisure. As long as you keep posting pictures of it, I will be content to visit.

Paul said...

Jon,

What a beautiful site and thank you for sharing your gift of photography, what a blessing.

Thank you for blogging by Hill Country Thoughts also.

Have a super week!

Paul

MissKris said...

Is there really such a thing on God's green earth as a weed, ha! Even brambles in bloom are beautiful in their own way, aren't they? I just love your photos, Jon, and thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. I'm an avid gardener too but don't have much time or a good enough camera to photograph my "beauties" much. But it certainly doesn't stop me from enjoying someone else's talent!

Matty said...

You picked an absolutely wonderful song to complement your garden and your blog.
Thanks for dropping by my blog...now I best get out there and spruce up my flower beds a bit. You really put us all to shame.
Thanks Jon!

jmb said...

What a beautiful garden you have and I loved looking at all the photos.
Thanks for coming by and leaving a comment.
Your garden is something for the rest of us to aim for.

Gattina said...

Thanks for your comment. You have lots of beautiful pictures on your blog !

Helge Mikkelsen said...

Thanks for looking in to my blog, I have many postcard to publish yet so come in again. I know I will look in to your blog with so many pretty flowers to see.
Have a nice summer.

Talk..to..Grams said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Thank you for your kind words.
Your flowers are beautiful!
I am afraid I do not have a green thumb!! You sure do!!