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Thread: butterfly bushes really do work!

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    Member husband-of-a-quilter's Avatar
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    My youngest daughter who is visiting took this picture today. I thought I would share. There is beauty all around us, some times we just need to stop and take a look.

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    thanks for sharing the picture

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    WoW.... that is really pretty. Your daughter is a excellent photographer.

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    What a great photo !

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    Beautiful picture!

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    Beautiful picture. We had the exact same type of butterfly visiting our Butterfly Plant today too! Didn't think to get the camera out :-(

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    I have seen a lot of them this year. So beautiful.

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    What a beautiful picture!

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    Great Pic! Yes they do work!

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    Gorgeous pic. Would look fantastic framed...thanks for sharing a bit of natural beauty.

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    Lovely photo, but would make an awesome quilt!

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    Great picture!

    Yes the do draw butterflies. I have 2 bushes, and as long as I dead-head the flowers, they bloom all summer.

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    I used to have a butterfly bush - my husband didn't like it!! I had it planted on the edge of big flowerbed. When our daughter got married here at home, she chose that spot in the front of the bush for the ceremony. There were butterflies in the air all around the couple! There were some nice pictures taken that showed the butterflies. My husband disliked the bush enough to remove it , even though he thought it was neat to see the butterflies at the wedding . . . . .

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    Cool pictures - beautiful colors - it could win ribbons and prizes. Have you thought of framing it?

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    Beautiful!! I have the same color butterfly bush in my front yard! It grows like crazy and the butterflies (and bees!) love it.

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    GREAT picture! We have a Potentilla in the front yard (yellow blooms) and sedums and another plant I don't know the name of in the back yard (white blooms) and I have SO many butterflies this year!!! No hummingbirds....just butterflies. sigh

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    Beautiful!

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    Love your picture.

    I believe you have a Black Knight butterfly bush. Just beautiful. I have one that is only one year old and about two feet high now. The other I do not have the name of, but it is up to the guttters on the house and is a lighter purple. I just purchased three pink ones that get only about 4' high.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindyline
    Lovely photo, but would make an awesome quilt!
    I told our DD the same thing! Funny thing is we planted it to attract hummingbirds. No hummers, but these beautiful creatures are a delight.

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    What a great photo! A friend gave me butterfly bush
    a couple of years ago. You're right; they really do work!

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    Thank you for sharing this beautiful picture with us :D:D:D

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