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ardesia added a caption:Swallowtail on Bouvardia ternifolia
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Dec 7, 2015 11:12 PM CST
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Name: Greg Colucci
Seattle WA (Zone 8b)
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Thank you - love this photo! I tip my hat to you.
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Dec 8, 2015 6:31 AM CST
Name: Alice
Flat Rock, NC (Zone 7a)
The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains
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Well, thank YOU, I love it too.
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Dec 8, 2015 1:46 PM CST
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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
The black with the red and green Smiling
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Dec 28, 2015 1:40 PM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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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
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Dec 28, 2015 2:01 PM CST
Name: Alice
Flat Rock, NC (Zone 7a)
The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains
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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.
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Dec 28, 2015 6:45 PM CST
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Beautiful butterfly. A fine composition!
Nothing that's been done can ever be changed.
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Dec 29, 2015 5:36 AM CST
Name: Alice
Flat Rock, NC (Zone 7a)
The beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains
Birds Overwinters Tender Plants Indoors Region: North Carolina Hydrangeas Hummingbirder Dog Lover
Container Gardener Charter ATP Member Garden Photography Butterflies Tropicals Ponds
Thank You!
Minds are like parachutes; they work better when they are open.
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Dec 29, 2015 7:18 AM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Tropicals Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant Identifier Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
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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