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Re: Butterfly Attractor

From: "R. S. Lockman" <thelockmans@tntie.com>

Hello, I am wondering if she is thinking about iron weed, a tall type of
verbena. I have it in my butterfly garden. I like it with the companion
plants that around it and centered by a tall pole with 
a bird feeder hanging from it.
Donna Lockman

> From: B. Liddiard <liddiard@esn.net>
> To: iris-talk <iris-talk@onelist.com>
> Subject: [iris-talk] Re: Butterfly Attractor
> Date: Tuesday, September 01, 1998 8:20 AM
> From: "B. Liddiard" <liddiard@esn.net>
> From:  Leslie Liddiard  <liddiard@esn.net>
> Mark:
> Is that a five foot bush with lilac sort of looking blooms on it?  If so,
> it's what's called a Butterfly Bush (sp. Buddleia).   They are definitely
> beautiful and attract many butterflies.  A lot of people grow Butterfly
> Bushes in Eastern North Carolina.  Enjoy!!
> Leslie Liddiard
> liddiard@esn.net
> Goldsboro, NC
> -----Original Message-----
> From: william b. cook <billc@atlantic.net>
> To: iris-talk@onelist.com <iris-talk@onelist.com>
> Date: Tuesday, September 01, 1998 5:28 PM
> Subject: [iris-talk] Re: The Joys of Weeding
> >From: "william b. cook" <billc@atlantic.net>
> >
> >> And, anyone who has:
> >>
> >> 1.  Nurtured a weed believing it was a real plant
> >> 2.  Pulled a real plant, believing it was a weed
> >>
> >Kathy,
> >     I have done both.  I still have some plants growing, and I have no
> >idea what they are.  Some of them most likely will get pulled up soon.
> >     Two interesting things growing and near bloom.  One is about five
> >tall, and makes clusters of purple blooms and is about the best
> >attractor I have ever seen, next to the Gingers.  The other is some type
> >wild Liatris.  Those Liatris are welcome to come up anywhere they wish
> >Some of them are approaching six feet tall.
> >     Then, of course I have to be careful not to accidentally mistake
> >Sisyrinchium for grass.
> >     One other thing is some type of small shrub.  It is about two to
> >feet tall, has leaves somewhat like a Thornless Honey Locust, and has
> >yellow flowers about the size of a US 50 cent piece, or and old-style
> >British Penny.
> >
> >Mark A. Cook
> >billc@atlantic.net
> >Dunnellon, Florida.
> >
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