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Name: kenboy
Big Sandy TX zone 8
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kenboy
May 18, 2010 6:41 PM CST
I have been as far as Fl,AL and GA just to go to plant swaps. When they ask who drove the farthest to get there, we say we drove 11 hours. Then we tell them, if we went west, we would still be in Texas. That blows their mind.

LindaTX8, I am not going to the San Marcos RU. Maybe Shiela could pick one up for me and pas it off at the Fall ETRU? I would be grateful to you both.
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
May 23, 2010 8:32 AM CST
I would be happy to pick up a Hop tree for you Kenboy....but may need to send it with someone else to you in the fall. I think I have reached my limit for RUs this year....other than I will be in Arlington RU in the fall. You haven't been to that one, what's up with that?
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 23, 2010 2:20 PM CST
I really should go to the Arlington RU, it is my old stomping ground. I have spent many a day throwing a freesbie in Randal Mill Park. Last year I was going to go to three RUs and only go to make one so this year I was only going to commit to one. Sheila, if you pick it up I will find a way to get it and thanks to you both. I am trying to make my garden a bird, butterfly and people friendly area. As we get older we appreciate the little things in life just a little more. Thanks.

Here is a little guy, perched on a bird house;


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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
May 27, 2010 5:32 PM CST
Will try to get you the tree Kenboy.....nice bf ...love them!
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 27, 2010 7:04 PM CST
That reminds me...I found 3 Spicebush ST cats on my Spicebush plants!
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: kenboy
Big Sandy TX zone 8
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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kenboy
May 28, 2010 5:46 PM CST
OK what is a spice bush? I am off to Google.
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 29, 2010 8:26 PM CST
Spicebush Swallowtail or Spicebush plant? Here's a Spicebush Swallowtail caterpillar on a Spicebush plant. They are cute! The butterfly...probably the one you showed up there...I think.

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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: kenboy
Big Sandy TX zone 8
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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kenboy
May 30, 2010 1:06 PM CST
I will be keeping my eyes open for a spice bush, I have lots of room for a shrub like this.
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
May 30, 2010 2:56 PM CST
Could always order one through internet nurseries. Personally, I occasionally drive about 40 miles to a native nursery...and that's where I found mine. The nursery guy sent me home with a plant and a caterpillar!
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: kenboy
Big Sandy TX zone 8
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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kenboy
May 30, 2010 8:32 PM CST
Maybe Frostweed can fix me up with one, I'll check with her.
Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
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ApopkaJohn
Jun 9, 2010 6:12 PM CST
horn worm fell out of the cherry tree. ID ?

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Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
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TexasPuddyPrint
Jun 9, 2010 7:04 PM CST
Looks like a White-lined Sphinx moth cat to me.
You can google for images to make a comparison to make sure.

~ Cat
My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

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Name: John Mehner
Central Florida zone 9 (Zone 9b)
Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Florida
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ApopkaJohn
Jun 9, 2010 10:06 PM CST
thanks, yes, the hawkmoth cats will burrow in the ground to hide their chrysalis.
Name: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
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TexasPuddyPrint
Jun 11, 2010 7:43 PM CST
If you decide to put it into a cat cage - you can continue to feed it and put in some shredded paper towels - it will pupate under the shredded paper towels. Clean out the cage and set down more paper towels then lay some back on top of the cocoon.

~ Cat
My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

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Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Jun 16, 2010 4:57 PM CST
Be sure to take pictures as the cat progresses.
Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jun 18, 2010 6:06 PM CST
Seems like I'm inundated with cats! This time...I have some topsoil left after I used part of a load...it's in a pile behind my back fence. I did notice weeds were growing up in it and I was really pissed because it was weeds that couldn't be from around here. And the topsoil was supposed to be pasteurized. Today I was walking back there and noticed the tattered and rolled-up leaves. Cats on some kind of croton! Of course, the local croton I grow has none.

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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: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
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TexasPuddyPrint
Jun 18, 2010 8:22 PM CST
A leafwing cat...do you get tropical, goatweed or other species where you're at?
My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

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Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Enjoys or suffers hot summers Organic Gardener Salvias Herbs Bluebonnets
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LindaTX8
Jun 18, 2010 9:39 PM CST
As far as the cats...I've only had the Tropical Leafwing before...just once. Butterflies...Goatweed or Tropical...but neither kind come here much. I had the two croton plants from this general area, hoping maybe they would be used as a host plant again, but guess these preferred whatever croton is growing in that dirt out there.
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: Cat
Edinburg, TX
in the deep south tip of Texas
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TexasPuddyPrint
Jun 19, 2010 4:32 PM CST
Linda...do you think this is a Texas Powdered Skipper cat? I found it on some type of mallow that grows about four feet tall and has thick heart shaped leaves. It's the only one I found.

~ Cat


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My idea of housework is to sweep the room with a glance.

http://community.webshots.com/...

Name: Linda Williams
Medina Co., TX (Zone 8a)
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LindaTX8
Jun 19, 2010 7:28 PM CST
Yes, I think so! It says in my cat book that the powdered-skippers are "the only skipper caterpillars without an obvious constriction between head and thorax." In other words, I guess that means no neck whatsoever. The color of the head varies a bit...that sure looks like one to me. My host plant species is Allowissadula holosericea, with large velvety thick heart-shaped leaves.
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

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