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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 29, 2013 8:07 AM CST
Smiling My yard is exploding with the newest 'crop' of Gulf Frits! After devouring my Passi. vines, all the cats made their trek to my front porch, and more precisely, my chair.
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And now, this morning, they have matured, and are 'coming alive'!
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And several are waiting no time to start mating!
A truly wonderful sight! And soon I'll be able to use my chair again! Smiling

Oopsโ€ฆforgot to title thisโ€ฆ.sorry...
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 29, 2013 9:55 AM CST
Hey that's cool! The tiny passion vine cutting I planted last year is a huge obnoxious vine this year, but it's not being eaten. I hate to keep cutting off chunks of it, but I never dreamed it would not be decimated like my Mom's is, or was. It didn't even come back this year, after being dinner to so many for years. The yard is full of butterflies, including that kind. I don't get it.
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 29, 2013 10:16 AM CST
What fun! Thank you for posting the photos. Thumbs up
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 29, 2013 10:21 AM CST
I wonderโ€ฆWhat kind of P. is it? I'm kind of a newbie to these, but they are becoming a 'passion' Green Grin! of mine. I have heard that there is a Passi. that doesn't seem to be a favorite of butterflies, but at the moment, it won't come to meโ€ฆI think I made a note of it somewhere. I'll have to see if I can find it.
Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Aug 29, 2013 10:23 AM CST
Hi, lovemyhouseโ€ฆWe cross postedโ€ฆmy typing is a bit slow... *Blush* Thanks!
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
Opp, AL ๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒทโš˜๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป (Zone 8b)
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purpleinopp
Aug 29, 2013 6:33 PM CST
IDK, but it came from a cutting from Mom's vine. It's cool to get a rare look at the flowers, but I expected it to be gone by now, eaten.
๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚ - SMILE! -โ˜บ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜ปโ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘ŒโœŒโˆžโ˜ฏ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿพ
The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
๐Ÿ‘’๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿก๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿโฆโง ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒฝโ€โ˜€๐ŸŒบ
โ˜•๐Ÿ‘“ The only way to succeed is to try.
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Dec 23, 2013 4:54 PM CST
I've still got chrysalises around that haven't emerged...and one caterpillar. The passi that keeps its foliage the longest for me is P. caerulea. Almost all winters down here, there's still foliage on the vines all winter. Will have to wait and see on this winter...so much cold before the end of the year, that I'm wondering what January will be like!
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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