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Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
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valleylynn
Oct 18, 2012 9:19 PM CST
Lin I love this photo. The blooms are beautiful, but the butterfly makes me smile. I didn't know that there was a long tailed Skipper.
The Skipper was my favorite butterfly when I was a child. Thank you for the wonderful photo. Thumbs up
Name: Brian
Mendocino county, California (Zone 8b)
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Chickensonmars
Oct 19, 2012 9:38 AM CST
Wow, wow, wow! Skippers are so cool.
Thanks for sharing.
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Little boxes on the hillside, little boxes made of ticky-tacky...
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Oct 19, 2012 9:38 AM CST
Lynn, the blooms of this Hoya are very tiny but just one tiny bloom produces such amazing fragrance!

We have a few different Skippers here and they aren't as pretty as the butterflies but they are interesting to watch as they flit about the garden. Most of the Skipper's I see are dull brown in color but the Long-tailed Skipper is kind of pretty with it's blue/green coloration:
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
Oct 19, 2012 9:39 AM CST
Thanks Brian ... they are interesting little critters!
~ Eat, Sleep .... Play in the dirt ~
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Garden Sages I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator I helped beta test the first seed swap Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant and/or Seed Trader Garden Ideas: Master Level Sempervivums
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valleylynn
Oct 19, 2012 10:57 AM CST
The third photo makes me think of a bird. : )

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