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Name: kenboy
Big Sandy TX zone 8
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kenboy
May 23, 2010 3:02 PM CST
mamajack is asking about interest in host plants for a co-op. I am just getting started so I need almost everything, including help in which plants would be best for my area for the butterflies in my area. Thanks.

Don't know what this guy is, besides beautiful.

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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 24, 2010 11:55 AM CST
Cool, a Red-Spotted Purple! Got any kind of cherry-type trees around anywhere? They also can use willows, I think.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
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Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 24, 2010 12:07 PM CST
Oh...and were you the wanting a Hop Tree? I'd be happy to let you have one!
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
May 27, 2010 5:37 PM CST
I will hold on to the tree for Ken if you will bring him one to San Marcos RU Linda.
Name: kenboy
Big Sandy TX zone 8
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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kenboy
May 27, 2010 6:41 PM CST
Whit what is happening with cubits and DG I don't know how everyone is going to keep in contact but yes I would love a Hop Tree.
Thanks to both of you.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 27, 2010 6:56 PM CST
Okay, I'll bring it. We'll just have to wait and see if this site is still going tomorrow. All is in the hands of the lawyers now, I guess. Would be nice if we get at least a reprieve.
I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority. E. B.White
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
May 30, 2010 10:05 PM CST
Ken....I would think you would have about the same butterflies that we do in DFW, so look at the Dallas Co. Lep. Soc. website. [url=www.dallasbutterflies.com]www.dallasbutterflies.com[/url]
Over to the left is a link called "butterfly gardening" and Dale has a huge list of butterflies and what their host plants are. It is a great site.

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