Friday, August 24, 2012

Wildflower Wednesday August of 12

Gail at the Clay and Limestone blog provides a wildflower forum every third Wednesday. Go there and share your natives with her and others from the gardening world. I'm sharing a few bloomers that are popping up right now.
Liatris ligustylis 
Asclepias incarnata
Asclepias tuberosa, Achillea millefolium
Echinacea purpuera


14 comments:

  1. You have all those butterflies right now???? I'm just starting to see butterflies and bees returning with it cooler. Hoping this rain helps them too.

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    1. I've had monarchs for 10 days, up to four.

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  2. Have you noticed if your asclepias inc. is shallow rooted? I've had problems with mine developing horizontal roots but very little tap root. Great pix. The monarchs are popping up here, too.

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    1. The tuberosa loves shallow gravely soil. I had one rot last year in heavier soil. I know they have a very thick tuberous root. Mine bloomed twice this year.

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  3. Hi Greggo,
    Your photos are spectacular! I love the lighting and the colors of your blooms! My milkweeds are all finished blooming, except for a couple of the butterfly milkweeds. I hope you are able to get that senna in soon.

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  4. Lovely Photo's Greg. Like the Second and second to last photo's to be specific. I must make a point of trying to capture a few butterflies this year. LT

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  5. I smile when I look at these photos--you have some very pretty visitors to your beautiful blooms!
    :)

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  6. Still waiting for the monarchs to arrive in my garden. Glad to see so many in your garden already!

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  7. Just beautiful! Love the soft focus. I'm not seeing a lot of monarchs here...hope they arrive soon.

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  8. My goodness the lighting you captured is alluring!! As opposed to everything looking like June here, even with our very cool last few days...to get some real moisture might change that? The butterfly imagery you show is even better than the plants (shhh, I didn't say that).

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  9. Nice of you to lay out a generous butterfly buffet.

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  10. How to you get those butterflies to post like that? HA!

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  11. I dream about my A incarnata finally blooming! In the meantime I will enjoy yours and the beautiful critters that live in your garden (or stop by). A lovely post!

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Thanks for leaving any comments, they are always welcomed. Sorry I had to add word verification as spam was becoming a huge problem. Greggo,