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Old 12-19-2008, 04:31 PM   #21
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Do you have any pictures of the cats you raised? If you have any photos, it would be nice if you started a thread. This excites me and it is something I have wanted to do for a while.

Yes, all native willows are great host plants. That is truly wonderful that you knew that. You must be really into butterflies.
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:42 PM   #22
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Let's just say that sometimes at work, I have way too much time on my hands, and if there is something that interests me, I'll research it to death. LOL!

I do have some cat pictures, but the coolest pictures I have are that of one of the cats pupating. That is just an amazing process! I'll post pictures after I get home and get everyone settled.

It's a shame that more people don't garden for the butterflies because their numbers are dropping so rapidly because of pesticides (I have been guilty of that) and of course wiping out their fields to make parking lots.
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Old 12-19-2008, 04:54 PM   #23
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If you have any pictures of cats pupating, please do keep those all together and definitely start a new thread because maybe somebody else will have some pictures.

Hurry home and do not be getting in any car accident on the way.
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Old 12-19-2008, 05:52 PM   #24
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I've got a buddleia...I'm not proud of it, LOL! It is beautiful, and I deadhead it religiously. I got rid of my russian sage when I found out it is naturalising, and invasive. I can't get rid of everything non-native, dangit...and it's one of the 3 things on my property(that I have planted) that is not native. The other 2 are german iris and tree peony.

The german iris I will give up on this year if I get another infestation of iris root borer, which I probably will.
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:10 PM   #25
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Buddleja you two, not Buddleia

http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=BUDA2

Tree peonies are not a problem, are they?
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:20 PM   #26
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Whatever. It has previously been Buddleia davidii. But taxonomists like to change things just for the heck of it.

No tree peonies aren't a problem, AFAIK. Their seeds have low germination rates, and they aren't stoloniferous or rhizhomatous, to my knowledge.
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:28 PM   #27
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Taxonomists like to toy with our heads it seems. Ever since the spelling was corrected about seven or eight years ago, it is hard to find information on its invasiveness for those who do try to look it up when Buddleia is printed on their tags. That plant, and all of its cultivars, is on the hit list. Should not be long now until it is illegal to sell or plant it in Wisconsin. It may very well have been on their new hit list also. Russian Sage did make the hit list. Many gardeners will be distressed.
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:03 PM   #28
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Phlox divaricata. I have some in the yard.

Bluestone has these:

http://www.bluestoneperennials.com/b...0&op=gt&hide=1
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:06 PM   #29
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What kind of parsley? curled or flat leaf?
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:14 AM   #30
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Ive always thought it would be cool to have a butterfly garden, but she who must be obeyed doesn't think so ???????
I see you're working on a butterfly garden. Did you win her over with your charm, or are you planning to sneak one in the back corner of the yard?
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