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Dec 11, 2020 9:53 AM CST
Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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Even after the cold I am seeing sulphurs, queens, and skippers too. I am just glad we are having a super cold break.
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Dec 11, 2020 1:41 PM CST
Name: Kurt
Woodbridge , Va (Zone 7a)
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Dec 15, 2020 3:02 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Pics of winged beauties.
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Dec 17, 2020 6:54 PM CST
Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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So far this winter is looking like it's gonna be worse than the previous ones. A light freeze tonight.Then our weather man was hinting using the term super freeze for next weekend. It is not even January yet. I checked and most my plants can handle down to 20 degrees. I just have to watch for frost nights so the plants stay attractive the next few months.
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Dec 18, 2020 1:52 PM CST
Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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Today i found my first sulphur cat on my popcorn cassia.
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Dec 18, 2020 3:49 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!
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Dec 27, 2020 12:28 PM CST
Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
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I need some info for porterweeds. Christmas was 25f to 29f for six hours. This morning it was freezing for about ten hours from 27f to 30f. My fuschia porterweed had big time punishment from the freeze. Most of the stems and the branches outer shell were split open. This is a large plant so i didnt want to try cutting it totally back. Will this plant regrow the outer shell? I do not know of its still alive. There were a few spots where there was ice inbetween the split skin.
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Dec 29, 2020 3:47 AM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
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They are Hardy to zone 9 it should be fine. Its possible to add some hay or dried leaves around the plant for extra protection against frost. Then in spring when temps are warmer cut the dead areas away. Usually the roots will survive sending up new shoots in spring.
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Dec 30, 2020 4:30 PM CST
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Happy New Year everyone!

Anyone going to start the 2021 thread?
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Dec 31, 2020 2:06 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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You had better do it, I mess up the last thread I tried to start!!! Hilarious!
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Dec 31, 2020 8:00 AM CST
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gardenfish said:You had better do it, I mess up the last thread I tried to start!!! Hilarious!


Here's hoping that's the worst thing that will happen to you in 2021 Crossing Fingers! !
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Dec 31, 2020 8:01 AM CST
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Here's the link to the 2021 thread. Can't wait to see your pictures!

The thread "2021 Butterflies, Moths and Larva" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum
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Jan 11, 2021 2:19 PM CST
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The following photos were taken last summer (sorry but I don't know how to rotate them properly):

Black swallowtail:
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Monarch chrysalis
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Monarch cat (different one), ready to pupate:
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Jan 11, 2021 2:46 PM CST
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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Jan 11, 2021 3:01 PM CST
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@SassyBloomer, welcome!

Those are some beautiful pictures!

Do you maybe want to pop over to the 2021 thread? It's here:

The thread "2021 Butterflies, Moths and Larva" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

Here's another one you might really like:

The thread "Bee Friends and Other Garden Guests 2021" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum
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Jan 11, 2021 3:31 PM CST
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joannakat said:@SassyBloomer, welcome!

Those are some beautiful pictures!

Do you maybe want to pop over to the 2021 thread? It's here:

The thread "2021 Butterflies, Moths and Larva" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum

Here's another one you might really like:

The thread "Bee Friends and Other Garden Guests 2021" in Gardening for Butterflies, Birds and Bees forum


Thank you:) I don't have any photos for 2021 yet. The ones I posted are from 2020 (I'm just late to the party Big Grin ) You can be certain I'll be posting for 2021 once my season starts. Smiling
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Jan 11, 2021 4:57 PM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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@SassyBloomer; it's ok to post your 2020 pics on the 2021 thread. We all understand you can't take pics of butterflies right now. I'm posting mine from 2020. That BST is so huge, I'm wondering if it isn't a dark phase female tiger swallowtail. I had one of these in my yard, posted the pic, and one of our butterfly experts told me that's what it was. They are much bigger than BSTs and the markings are slightly different. Here's mine; a dark phase female Tiger swallowtail .
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