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Feb 24, 2015 6:01 PM CST
|Red Weeping Firecracker (Rusellia equisetiformis) is a Butterfly Host and Nectar Plant for the Common Buckeye|
Feb 24, 2015 6:39 PM CST
|Woo hoo! I got really excited seeing a caterpillar in the banner. Thanks!|
Feb 24, 2015 6:49 PM CST
|Makes an interesting banner!|
Feb 24, 2015 7:08 PM CST
|Fabulous Marilyn! |
I am a strong believer in the simple fact is that what matters in this life is how we treat others. I think that's what living is all about. Not what I've done in my life but how I've treated others.
~~ Sharon Brown ~~
Feb 24, 2015 8:09 PM CST
|What a cute reminder of spring to come!|
Feb 24, 2015 9:18 PM CST
|Thank you everyone for your nice and kind words!|
Feb 24, 2015 10:07 PM CST
I looked at for a long time, thinking the critter was a flower. When I opened it full, I slapped my head and said duh
Feb 25, 2015 5:25 AM CST
|Very interesting banner and I love the info about it! Nice job Marilyn |
May all your weeds be wildflowers. ~Author Unknown
Feb 25, 2015 7:32 AM CST
How do you overwinter the Russelia?
Feb 25, 2015 9:31 AM CST
|Love your banner, Marilyn |
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.
"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Feb 25, 2015 2:36 PM CST
|Love the plant and love the Common Buckeye caterpillar even more! I miss those...haven't had any of the caterpillars in a couple of years! When I do get them, they're on my agalinis 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
Integrity can never be taken. It can only be given, and I wasn't going to give it up to these people. Gary Mowad
Feb 25, 2015 3:56 PM CST
|Buckeyes eat a lot of different things and I must admit, I didn't know Firecracker Fern (that's what I call it) was one of them. My neighbor has this plant and it's on the border with my property. I see a lot of Sulphur butterflies on it, but I never thought to check for caterpillars. We grow it at MOSI, too. But there we typically feed the Buckeyes either Ruellia spp. or Plantago spp.|
Feb 25, 2015 8:02 PM CST
|Thank you Marilyn, Vickie, Dirt, Jean and Linda for your nice and kind words! |
I didn't overwinter the Russelia. It died with the freeze/frost years ago when I grew it.
Feb 25, 2015 8:07 PM CST
|aaand.... you got a double with this one!|
Feb 25, 2015 8:15 PM CST
You're right! Bonus round!
Thanks everyone for all the thumbs up! Happy that y'all liked my banner!
Feb 26, 2015 12:49 AM CST
|Two-fers are always my favorites. I'm a cat person too. Love it.|
Hamilton Square Garden, Historic City Cemetery, Sacramento California.
Feb 26, 2015 1:16 AM CST
|whoopsie, I forgot to set a new banner, well that catepillar should be about done eating the plant after 2 days.|
Feb 26, 2015 7:12 AM CST
|LOL That's okay, we don't mind admiring him for another day!|
Feb 26, 2015 10:03 AM CST
|More caterpillars! I demand more caterpillars! Buckeyes are so beautiful in person. You can see the blue in the photo but in real life it shimmers like glitter. So pretty and one of my faves. Well, they're all my faves. I was over checking my neighbor's Firecracker Fern this morning. Nothing yet, but I'm going to keep a closer eye on it this year. Thanks for teaching me something new, Marilyn!|
Feb 27, 2015 11:36 AM CST
|Thank you Leslieray and Renée!|