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Butterfly Bushes And Other Goodies.

Our butterfly bushes are in bloom, and HUGE this year almost covering the front door steps.
Wanted to share photos of the butterfly bushes complete with butterfly, and hummingbird moth, plus
the white rose bush that survived the invasion of the japanese beetles!

Butterfly bushes in front of house.
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Close up of one of many blooms.
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What is that?! A hummingbird moth!
Link if you don't know what in heck they are:
http://howardfamilyhomepage.net/page5b.html
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Monarch butterfly.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarch_butterfly
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Had to cut the white rose bush back to the ground after it was attacked by japanese beetles, but it sprang back to life a few weeks later!
Used a combimnation of fresh garlic and water mix/spray, it worked!
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Again.
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And again!
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Your lovely pictures were a treat this morning. I had my first experience of a day swarming moth just last weekend and I posted about it here - exciting stuff!

Glad you enjoyed the photos!
The first time I saw a hummindbird moth was about 4 years ago.
I had to step back then take another look!
BTW - how do I friend you?
I have added you to my friends list, though my LJ is boring and VERY new after closing my old one of 4 years.
But welcome, just add me on if you still wish to do so!
will do!
Welcome!