Gardening In A Cloud Of Butterflies September 10, 2010 Gardening in a cloud of butterflies, I am reminded of all those who gardened before me. My garden wouldn't be the same without them. gardening Comments Sunita Mohan Sat Sep 11, 05:59:00 AM 2010Just as much as I love my garden, I get as much joy watching the butterflies enjoy my garden too. I now find myself sub-consciously trying to plant more nectar plants for these flying mood-uplifters.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplySuSat Sep 11, 08:47:00 AM 2010Aren't they lovely, so welcome, yet so threatened now. We must keep planting for them.SuReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPam's English GardenSat Sep 11, 08:59:00 AM 2010Carol, What a beautiful photograph. I can't identify the butterfly though. What is it? I am glad to say I have more butterflies than ever in my garden this year. It's nice to know I am planting the right things. Pam xReplyDeleteRepliesReply400calendulasSat Sep 11, 12:16:00 PM 2010Instead of the butterflies, I looked at the Autumn Joy Sedum. That plant has been gorgeous this fall in Idaho and maybe elsewhere in the west. We have had a slightly cooler summer and autumn Joy has bloomed later, had fuller blossoms, seems to be lasting longer.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyElladaSat Sep 11, 12:26:00 PM 2010Hello,I love the butterflies they are so graceful.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymousSat Sep 11, 02:51:00 PM 2010What a great shot and title for the post.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMarciaSat Sep 11, 04:36:00 PM 2010As different flowers come into bloom the butterflies and bees take their tour of my garden. Now as with yours, they have moved to the sedum. They have had enough of the Joe Pye weed, though occasionally still linger on the butterfly bushes.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymousSat Sep 11, 06:32:00 PM 2010Hi Carol, what a lovely thought, both about the butterflies and those who went before us. We are all formed by our ancestors, gardeners or not.To Pam English garden, I believe that is a Buckeye.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLisaSun Sep 12, 08:29:00 AM 2010Lovely sedum, lovely butterfly, they're such a great sign of a healthy garden ecosystem, the more diverse, the betterReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLINDA from EACH LITTLE WORLDTue Sep 14, 11:48:00 AM 2010Visited Olbrich Botanical Gardens on Saturday and could not believe the clouds of monarch butterflies flitting everywhere! My garden has a few but not enough to consider a cloud, alas.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyTexas Flower ArtistTue Sep 14, 07:41:00 PM 2010We have always tried to plant to attract butterflies in our side yard. We have passion vines running rampant that provide food for the caterpillers and nectar for the adult Gulf Fritillary butterflies. There will often be 10-20 butterflies in the morning when I go out to work in the garden, paint some flowers or take my dogs out, it is wonderful to watch them flying about. Looks like you might be in Dallas, I live in North Richland Hills.ReplyDeleteRepliesReply~Sues Treasures on the Porch~Thu Sep 16, 10:21:00 PM 2010I love your blog! Your flowers are beautiful! I looked for a follow button but didn't find one and I put in my email for newsletter but the link wont work I did add you to my fav's stop by my cottage gardens at www.lovin-country.blogspot.com and my flea market finds atwww.suesjunktreasures.blogspot.comReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Comments are to a blog what flowers are to a garden. Sow your thoughts here and may all your comments multiply as blooms in your garden. Though there is never enough time to respond to each comment individually these days, please know that I do read and love each one and will try to reciprocate on your blog.By the way, if you are leaving a comment just so you can include a link to your business site, the garden fairies will find it and compost it!