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Re: beautiful site...

Well I spoke too soon about not getting a response about my question!!  Mea

Yeap, it smells like it so I guess that it will work to attract the
butterflies.  I had 2 of the regular fennel and somehow one of them
disappeared!  Not sure if on of the cockers got it or the aliens who are
responsible for unanswered questions of any sort!  So all I could find at
the nursery were the bronze ones.

The bronze fennel - sure are pretty and I wondered about planting them near
my roses but . . . you know how they can be finicky - but I have "old" roses
with the exception of my Lace Cascade.  The nursery now has 50% off the
herbs and I'm scouting around the yard to see where I need to put something
else (oh yeah, like I need more to water!)

Later, Fran, OKC

----- Original Message -----
From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2003 10:12 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] beautiful site...

Don't know why not - they're attracted by scent, not by color. Does the
bronze smell like licorce too Fran? You can smell mine 5' away.

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "fm4re" <fm4re@swbell.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sun, 3 Aug 2003 14:34:52 -0500

>Does anyone know if they will come to the bronze fennel too?  Thanks, Fran
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Pamela J. Evans" <gardenqueen@gbronline.com>
>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>Sent: Sunday, August 03, 2003 10:40 AM
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] beautiful site...
>Bonnie - those are the black swallowtails I adore so much and since you
>fennel - they will come.
>That's why I planted the fennel and lots of parsley - it's the host food
>plant for both kinds of swallowtails - my favorites! I have both kinds
>also and just love 'em. The adults are all over my caryopteris shrubs.
>Don't know if they're hardy there, but if they are - worth the
>investment. The hummers like them too.
>---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date:  Sun, 3 Aug 2003 06:38:27 -0400
>>I have to share some of the sights in my garden the last two days with
>>who can understand why it tickles me so much.  Friday evening (between
>>storms) I took Izzie, the bulldog, out for her constitutional and Bill
>>called my attention to a monarch collecting nectar from various plants in
>>the bed to the right of our driveway near the street.  It kept flirting
>>my milkweed (swamp milkweed, asclepiad-sp?) so I'm hopeful it might lay
>>upon the milkweed so I may enjoy more monarchs.  Monarchs have been very
>>rare in my area for some time, so it really was a joy to see it.
>>Speaking of swamp milkweed, I knew I had a pod split and spread it's seed
>>last fall, but I hadn't seen any more pop up in the bed, but I just found
>>about 3 plants had wedged themselves at the edge of a "wild" forested area
>>near the property line in back!  Maybe it'll bring even more monarchs?  I
>>sure hope so.  Since I don't use bug killer products in my planting beds
>>the yard itself, I know the yard is caterpillar friendly.
>>Then today, I took the phone out to Bill to talk with someone who had
>>as he was cutting grass.  I turned back toward the house and spied two
>>swallowtail butterflies in the "butterfly garden."  One of them was a
>>swallowtail with the normal black and yellow pattern, but the other was a
>>black except for the bottom section of wing on both sides.  That area was
>>iridescent blue.  Both of them flittered together, landing side by side on
>>server coneflowers growing there, not quite long enough for me to get my
>>camera (of course!) but they flew off to another yard together as well.
>>it possible that the black butterfly was the male counterpart to a female
>>yellow tiger swallowtail?  Any ideas?
>>Oh, and I think I have a datura blooming!  The scent really is
>>How wonderful!  It isn't as tall as I thought it would be at about 18",
>>the beauty of that white trumpet flower clothed in that magnificent
>>is a little heaven on earth.
>>It doesn't take much to make me happy:  decent soil, some plants to tend
>>weed, some mulch and compost and for the good Lord to bless me with
>>flowers" is a bonus!
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>Pam Evans
>Kemp TX/zone 8A
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