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Thumb of 2015-11-24/ardesia/db8f3f@ardesia submitted this image in the Bugs or Birds on Plants category of the The 2015 All Things Plants Photo Contest.

ardesia added a caption:Swallowtail on Bouvardia ternifolia
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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gg5
Dec 7, 2015 11:12 PM CST
Thank you - love this photo! I tip my hat to you.
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
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ardesia
Dec 8, 2015 6:31 AM CST
Well, thank YOU, I love it too.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
Sempervivums Sedums Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Garden Ideas: Level 1
Garden Art Birds Dog Lover Cat Lover Region: Pacific Northwest Hummingbirder
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gg5
Dec 8, 2015 1:46 PM CST
The black with the red and green :)
Plants bring me peace and calm, more of what we all need Smiling
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Dec 28, 2015 1:40 PM CST
Wow! I love this photo too. When it is enlarged, it looks so real, like I can just reach out and touch the butterfly and blooms. It would make a beautiful painting. Thumbs up
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Garden Photography Container Gardener Butterflies Bromeliad
Birds Ponds Region: South Carolina Tropicals
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ardesia
Dec 28, 2015 2:01 PM CST
Thank You!

Debbie, Bouvardia ternifolia is almost unknown in SC (or most anywhere else) and it is root hardy to zone 7. It blooms for months, mine is still in full bloom, and hummers and butterflies love it. Woodlanders carries it.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
central Illinois
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jmorth
Dec 28, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Beautiful butterfly. A fine composition!
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
Name: Alice
Saint Helena Island, SC (Zone 9a)
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Garden Photography Container Gardener Butterflies Bromeliad
Birds Ponds Region: South Carolina Tropicals
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ardesia
Dec 29, 2015 5:36 AM CST
Thank You!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Dec 29, 2015 7:18 AM CST
Thanks! Thumbs up I just checked out their website and it's only about an hour from me--mostly a straight drive. I need to add that one to my collection. Drooling They have a large selection of native plants and other interesting plants that are not well known, at very reasonable prices. nodding Come to think of it, there is a nursery that comes to Orangeburg and sets up at the corner of Highway 4 on the way to Aiken. I wonder if that's not them. If so, maybe I can get them to bring the plant to me, instead of my making the trip there. Whistling I'm almost certain that they sell regularly at the flea market in Springfield, which I have not had a chance to go to in a long while. I need to get out and check out the surrounding nurseries more. Whistling

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