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Forum: North American Native Plants 07-27-2018, 08:16 AM
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Posted By linrose
More from yesterday

Phlox paniculata of all shades of purple pink and white are everywhere, lots of volunteers I can't bear to remove. Grasses coming into their own but not as upright as certain years. Rainstorms or too...
Forum: North American Native Plants 07-27-2018, 08:08 AM
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Posted By linrose
The swallowtails are all over the cupplants now...

The swallowtails are all over the cupplants now along with phlox and other heavy bloomers. Summersweet is a welcome summer flowering shrub that smells nice and bees and butterflies love it. The...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 07-27-2018, 07:49 AM
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Posted By linrose
More swallowtails yesterday, mostly all the...

More swallowtails yesterday, mostly all the yellow variation.
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 07-24-2018, 05:08 PM
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Posted By linrose
Lots of swallowtails feeding on cupplant. The...

Lots of swallowtails feeding on cupplant. The yellow ones soar and the black ones flit quickly from flower to flower.
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 07-22-2018, 08:46 AM
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Posted By linrose
Lots of spicebush swallowtails flying now. This...

Lots of spicebush swallowtails flying now. This Hackberry emperor likes my feet.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-13-2018, 08:27 AM
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Posted By linrose
All have now left the nest! The box is cleared...

All have now left the nest! The box is cleared out ready for one more brood (hopefully!)
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 07-08-2018, 04:55 PM
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Posted By linrose
Two stubborn bluebird babies left in the nest....

Two stubborn bluebird babies left in the nest. They are now old enough that they have blue feathers already. Three have already fledged and I see the family flying from tree to tree. Those two must...
Forum: Butterflies & Moths 07-08-2018, 04:51 PM
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Posted By linrose
No monarchs (yet) at our place in the country but...

No monarchs (yet) at our place in the country but look what I saw at Lowes today while I was buying deck hardware.
Forum: North American Native Plants 07-06-2018, 09:33 AM
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Posted By linrose
I like the butterflyweed and coreopsis together...

I like the butterflyweed and coreopsis together Gloria.



Weedy fields, nice to have lots of bergamot growing. Good luck on more improvement to your old hay field.
Forum: North American Native Plants 07-05-2018, 08:10 AM
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Posted By linrose
weedy fields, oh yes, cupplant is very...

weedy fields, oh yes, cupplant is very aggressive. I started with three little plants and now there must be three dozen. That photo is of the prairie bed from the field side of the fence. It's pretty...
Forum: North American Native Plants 07-04-2018, 11:58 AM
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Posted By linrose
My NJ Tea was overtaken by an enthusiastic...

My NJ Tea was overtaken by an enthusiastic American cranberrybush.

Wild petunia has been blooming in the field for a week or so now.
Forum: North American Native Plants 07-03-2018, 10:03 AM
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Posted By linrose
More phlox is blooming, there are various pink...

More phlox is blooming, there are various pink volunteers that I leave. 'David' is the white one that I planted. Sweet coneflower is blooming well as the Culver's root is fading and cupplant is just...
Forum: Bug Us (help identifying bugs) 07-01-2018, 08:56 AM
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Posted By linrose
Scarlet plant bug? ...

Scarlet plant bug?

https://www.thoughtco.com/red-and-black-bugs-4138391 (http://www.wildlifegardeners.org/forum/redirector.php?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.thoughtco.com%2Fred-and-black-bugs-4138391)
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-30-2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,120
Posted By linrose
It's good to have a tree somewhere close to a...

It's good to have a tree somewhere close to a bluebird box that the parents can hunt from and the fledglings have a close place to learn to fly. They also use telephone lines and the fence line by...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-26-2018, 01:28 PM
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Posted By linrose
The wrens have started hatching. So far all 5...

The wrens have started hatching. So far all 5 bluebirds are alive and well. I saw a parent on a tree nearby so that's good news.
Forum: North American Native Plants 06-26-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 184
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Posted By linrose
Congrats on your pale purple coneflowers, they...

Congrats on your pale purple coneflowers, they look great!
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-24-2018, 01:36 PM
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Posted By linrose
Oh no dap, that's terrible. I'll be watching both...

Oh no dap, that's terrible. I'll be watching both nests carefully now. The strange egg in the wren nest actually turned out to be a wren egg after all. I think it was the angle of the camera and the...
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-24-2018, 08:12 AM
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Posted By linrose
I worried about that too but I did see the female...

I worried about that too but I did see the female bluebird atop the nest box yesterday. If the male was killed I’ve seen broods raised by the momma alone.
Forum: Birds Including Raptors & Hummers 06-23-2018, 06:10 PM
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Views: 1,120
Posted By linrose
Day old baby bluebirds, I count 5 from today....

Day old baby bluebirds, I count 5 from today. Another nest box has what I think are 5 house wrens eggs and one larger paler egg. Note the bluebird feather lining. Cowbird maybe?
Forum: North American Native Plants 06-23-2018, 06:05 PM
Replies: 184
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Posted By linrose
sun Purple coneflower, the true species started...

Purple coneflower, the true species started blooming waiting for white phlox and black-eyed susans to join in. Liatris and this small purple coneflower 'Pow Wow Wild Berry' a seed grown variety that...
Forum: Insects, Arachnids, & Gastropods 06-22-2018, 09:56 AM
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Views: 141
Posted By linrose
bumblebee Pollinator week 2018

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Check the map for events near you.
Forum: North American Native Plants 06-19-2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 3,734
Posted By linrose
I couldn't get to Jacob Cline because it is in...

I couldn't get to Jacob Cline because it is in back of the prairie bed, too early to venture into. This is Raspberry wine and Culver's root.
Forum: North American Native Plants 06-19-2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 184
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Posted By linrose
I just went out to check on the monarda blooming...

I just went out to check on the monarda blooming now. 'Jacob Cline' is definitely clean, 'Raspberry Wine' shows a touch of mildew but it is in a dense stand in half-shade. A lavender variety (I don't...
Forum: Glumiflorae 06-17-2018, 06:37 PM
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Views: 407
Posted By linrose
That sounds pretty kat.

That sounds pretty kat.
Forum: North American Native Plants 06-17-2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 184
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Posted By linrose
You might try 'Jacob Cline' it stays clean for me...

You might try 'Jacob Cline' it stays clean for me no matter the weather. 'Raspberry Wine' does well too. I agree that most of the purple shades to tend to get more mildew.
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