July 10, 2011

What Do Butterflies Want? A Big Orange?

A new flock of butterflies are showing up. As the seasons change and new  broods hatch -- I saw a Spicebush Swallowtail drying his wings this afternoon -- tastes change. Pentas are blooming well now but have few visitors. Tecoma stans and Pride of Barbados have fewer visitors than usual. I don't have Porterweed this year, so cannot compare there.

Crocosmia is not as popular as it sometimes is.

Swallowtails are voting for orange Tithonia.

Once in a while, petunias get a visit.
Melampodium, never.
Lantana, usually.

Coneflower popularity has waned.

Tithonia, yes.
Notice the Muhly Grass is getting ready to bloom!

Gulf Frits and Bees agree. Tithonia.

Flowers and text are from the garden of Nell Jean blogged on Dotty Plants Journal in hot, humid Southwest Georgia.

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