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By Mikec


Monarch

I've learned to bring my camera out with me when I go out to work in the garden.



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Uh, actually, Mike, I think its a Viceroy! on Buddleah(?)? or is it lilac?

29 Feb, 2008

 

Hi Lori, This is one of several Butterfly Bushes that I have. The blooms on this particular one are quite large.

29 Feb, 2008

 

Sorry, I think Viceroy are orange, like Monarch? Maybe a swallowtail? Nice shot though! I have managed to kill two buddleah so far by transplanting them. Hopefully I will get another this year. Poor bush!!

29 Feb, 2008

 

Yes Grammazoo you are right... it is a swallowtail. sorry Mike. beg pardon. Well now I know I need to get some butterfly bushes.

1 Mar, 2008

 

Thank you Grammazoo and Lori. I assumed that it was a Monarch. I need to brush up on my butterflies. I see these in my garden frequently in the summer and I love butterfly bushes. I have six different colors including a yellow one that I put in last year. They get quite tall and i love the way they sway in the breeze.

2 Mar, 2008

 

I think the butterfly and buddleia are both beautiful, great photo. I used to have buddleias in my garden but got rid of them because they seemed to go very leggy. Now I'm regretting it! Maybe a trip to the garden centre is called for..........!

2 Mar, 2008

 

This is such a perfect picture. It is difficult to get a photo of a butterfly with its wings opened like this. I've tried many times, but by the time the camera snaps, the wings are closed.

9 Mar, 2008

 

This is a male Tiger Swallowtail. Nice pic. My buddleas get sorrier and sorrier every year. No growth ever survives the winter so all new has to come up. I have 7 or 8 of them and all seem to be struggling. Mike you're farther north than I am and you don't have any problems with them?
From the looks of this one they do fine.

15 Mar, 2008

 

Wow love the butterfly.We dont have any swallowtails in this part of the world.

15 Apr, 2008

 

Gorgeous butterfly.

12 Jul, 2008



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