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Old 06-14-2009, 10:08 PM   #1
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Well, Things have been moving slowly on the butterfly garden. Seems that with the economy I am spending 27 hours a day chasing work. It's paying off so hopefully I can have some time to relax and take a diversion from work.

I have gotten as far as picking a spot. Its where I cut down an old tree that died. Full sun lots of weeds :eek::eek:

Cut the weeds and a dump truck load of top soil and I'm on my way!!!

No promises on a schedule but it's a start.

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Old 06-14-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
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What an absolutely beautiful wildflower garden. Why ever would you want to change it... chuckle... snicker... cackle.... I wouldn't let any of those beautiful wildflowers go to seed.
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Old 06-15-2009, 11:14 AM   #3
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Pizzo is in your area-
Pizzo & Associates, Ltd. – Restoring, creating and enhancing prairies, wetlands, woodlands and savannas.

They have a new native plant nursery.
http://www.pizzo.info/images/uploads...aglog_2009.pdf
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Their suggestions for a native plant butterfly garden-
Butterfly Garden


Contains host plants for caterpillars and nectar plants for adults. Herbivory on host plants is normal. These species perform best in a sunny area with normal (dry-mesic to mesic) soil conditions.


This mix is designed for 100 square feet, planting 2-3 plugs per square foot.
Botanical Name Common Name Qty Color Bloom Time Height


Andropogon scoparius
Little Bluestem 19 Aug-Sept 2-3'

Sporobolus heterolepis
Prairie Dropseed 19 Aug-Sept 1-2.5'

Allium cernuum
Nodding Wild Onion 19 pink June-Oct 1-2'

Amorpha canescens
Lead Plant 9 purple June-Aug 1-3'

Antennaria neglecta
Pussytoes 19 white Apr-June 2-6"

Asclepias tuberosa
Butterflyweed 10 orange June-Sept 1-2'

Aster azureus
Sky Blue Aster 10 light blue July-Nov 1-3'

Baptisia leucantha
White Wild Indigo 9 white June-Aug 3-4'

Blephilia ciliata
Hairy Wood Mint 9 lavender May-July 1-2'

Coreopsis palmata
Prairie Coreopsis 9 yellow June-Aug 1-2'

Echinacea pallida
Pale Purple Coneflower 10 lavender May-Aug 2-4'

Eryngium yuccifolium
Rattlesnake Master 9 white July-Sept 2-4'

Liatris pycnostachya
Prairie Blazing Star 10 violet July-Sept 1-2'

Liatris scariosa nieuwlandii
Savanna Blazing Star 10 violet Aug-Oct 1-3'

Monarda fistulosa
Wild Bergamot 10 lavender July-Aug 2-3'

Pycnanthemum virginianum
Common Mountain Mint 9 white June-Oct 1-3'

Rudbeckia speciosa sullivantii
Showy Black-Eyed Susan 10 yellow Aug-Sept 1-3'

Solidago graminifolia
Grass-leaved Goldenrod 10 yellow July-Sept 1-4'

Verbena hastata
Blue Vervain 9 blue June-Sept 2-5'

Veronicastrum virginicum
Culver's Root 9 white June-Aug 2-5'
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:39 AM   #4
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Ran into this site while looking for plant info for Pleasant Prairie.

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The location is south of the cheddar curtain not Wisconsin. The list of plants used might help you.

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Old 06-18-2009, 07:15 PM   #5
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Knock knock. Are you out there Green Man?

Did you cut down those wildflowers yet?
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:58 AM   #6
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No I have been in deep thought now about the differences between butterflies and moths.

Also I need to get a truck of soil but it has been so wet (had another couple inches of rain last night) that I cant get good soil and cant get the truck to the garden!!!!

It has rained a lot this year which has done wonders for the plants but made certain other things difficult.

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The entire midwest is getting hammered... day in... and day out. You aren't alone. I have a very basic book on butterflies and moths by Golden Guide. It's small and easy to use. It outlines the differences and helps you identify common butterflies and moths.
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Old 06-22-2009, 04:22 PM   #8
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It would be nice if the rain let up. It's getting awfully mushy.
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Mushy is right. We just had another inch in the last hour.
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Old 06-23-2009, 07:53 AM   #10
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The trees sure look nice. My large trees look great. The rain has sure helped them. The only one that doesn't look so good is my beautiful Maple tree.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm :mad:

Wonder what happend
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