Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June Blooms

...and butterflies!

For some reason, I have more Great Spangled Frittilary butterflies this year than I've ever had before.  Perhaps it's because I left some of their host plants, native violets, undisturbed this year.  I don't know where all of these Fritillaries are laying their eggs (I still haven't seen a larva), but they're obviously pleased with my garden!  Count how many you see in the photos below..

Milkweeds...


Yarrows...


Coneflowers...





I over-planted lettuce this year and now that it's started to 
bloom, I think it's too pretty to take out of the garden...

Fritillary Count...   11


To see more photos of June blooms, visit May Dreams Gardens.

15 comments:

  1. Wow! It looks as if you've won the heart of a butterfly deity . . . or something. And it threw in a bumblebee moth for good measure. Stunning!

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  2. Hi Becks...

    How long does it take for Echinacea plants to emerge from bulbs? Been waiting months and they just haven't appeared.

    Saying that, I did nearly accidentally throw them out. I opened the bag and thought it was just full of soil.

    Wondered what that was - a beautiful Bumblebee Moth.

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  3. Your truly do have a butterfly garden!!

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  4. Gorgeous blooms, I'm sure they are attracting all the butterflies and the clear wing hummingbird moth.

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  5. I can not believe the number of butterflies on that one plant in your opening shot! Attracting more butterflies in my garden is something I want to work on.

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  6. Your photos are outstanding, especially the first several... thank you for sharing! Larry

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  7. Your garden and dog resemble mine. Almost to a T.

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  8. Your lettuce blossoms are great! I say leave them :) And I need to get my garden some echinacea because I want some pretty butterfly visitors like you have.

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  9. OMG...that first photo with the swarm of butterflies is AMAZING!!!!

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  10. Love the flowers of course but the photos of the butterflies are really special, thanks for sharing that. and thanks for inviting me into your garden.

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  11. What a beautiful blog you have. Thank you so much for sharing a link to my site. I really appreciate your kindness.

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  12. The picture of all of those Fritillaries on the Butterfly Weed is amazing!

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  13. hello butterfly lady and an icu nurse I see too....My hat is off to you, as 3 tie throat cancer survivor and Laryngectomee, I been through ICU a time or 3 myself. I wanted to thank you for visiting my blog for GBBD, I don't have a way to automatically let you know of a followup comment from me so this is it, hope its alright. Thanks for visiting and I hope you'll return for GBBD or to read some of my little stories. In any case thanks for visiting butterfly lady.

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  14. That first photo is amazing. Your garden loves butterflies and vice versa. Beautiful June garden.
    Rosie

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  15. It's so deeply satisfying isn't it, to attract butterflies. I particularly love the photo of the butterflies on the coneflower that seems to have petals especially leaning backwards to welcome them. And yes, I agree, the last scene is far too pretty to change, at least for the short time this perfection lasts ...

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