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ZINNIAS!

Zinnia elegans We L-O-V-E zinnias, not only because they flower non-stop from late June through the first frost, but because they also attract myriad species of bees and butterflies to their tiny yellow center florets (disk flowers). The singles are … Continue reading

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Vining Around the Garden

For readers not yet aware, Vine is a free downloadable app for your cell phone. Vine allows you to make six-second continuously looping videos, which you can share instantly to Twitter, FB, and Vine. I like Vine because it is … Continue reading

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Thanks So Much to Kate and Our Friends at Wolf Hill!!!

Newly Emerged Male Black Swallowtail Butterfly Thanks to Kate and the team at Wolf Hill for giving me a second Black Swallowtail caterpillar of the season. And, as I was getting ready to discard the parsley plant from the first … Continue reading

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Madeline and the Monarch

The Ciaramitaro Family stopped by Willowdale today for a tour of the butterfly gardens. We were lucky to see several Monarchs and dozens of Painted Ladies. Click the photo to view larger and you will see the Monarch climbed onto … Continue reading

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Painted Lady

Painted Lady–never a more aptly named butterfly! Although ubiquitous, the sheer number of Painted Ladies found in gardens this summer is simply astonishing. Painted Lady (Dorsal) This morning in our postage-stamp-of-a-lot, there were quite possibly over one hundred newly emerged Painted Ladies … Continue reading

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