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Post by SquidInk » 11-02-2011 07:20 PM

Planted tagetes lemmonii & tagetes nelsonii in the yard today.

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Both are culinary herbs, very fragrant (lemon & 'citrus', respectively), and loaded with flowers. Normally I stick with natives, but these are too good to pass up.

Another recent addition to the family is a relatively rare Catalina Island poppy varietal. This plant can grow to 6ft, but I think in less than perfect conditions it will only achieve half of that.

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Post by Diogenes » 11-02-2011 07:44 PM

Really beautiful Squid - I took a picture of a Swallowtail cat on my fennel and saved it to my desktop but can't seem to get it from there to here.

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Post by SquidInk » 11-02-2011 08:55 PM

I plant to attract these, among other reasons:
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Post by Doka » 11-02-2011 08:59 PM

Really Beautiful, SquidInk. It brings me much pleasure just to look at. Thank You!

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Post by SquidInk » 11-02-2011 09:01 PM

and these too:
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Post by SquidInk » 11-02-2011 09:03 PM

...and a swallowtail (along with a sneaky spider)
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Post by SquidInk » 11-02-2011 09:03 PM

Caption?
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Post by SquidInk » 11-02-2011 09:05 PM

Doka wrote: Really Beautiful, SquidInk. It brings me much pleasure just to look at. Thank You!


Thank you Doka.

I've got a lot more... :D

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Post by Diogenes » 11-02-2011 09:07 PM

Squid - names of these butterflies please?

Just lovely.

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Post by SquidInk » 11-02-2011 09:13 PM

The yellow one is a Swallowtail. I plant lots of fennel (surprise!), and a little black caterpillar inevitably shows up, turns green, and then becomes one of these.

The orange one is a Fritillary of some kind.

The moth is a 'geometer' moth (I don't know which one, specifically), which likes the blue sage (Pecos river riparian varietal) and starts out as an 'inch worm'.

And the guilty looking fellow is a Praying Mantis, who resided in the Black Sage kanoodling ladybugs last summer.
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Post by Diogenes » 11-02-2011 11:23 PM

SquidInk wrote: The yellow one is a Swallowtail. I plant lots of fennel (surprise!), and a little black caterpillar inevitably shows up, turns green, and then becomes one of these.

The orange one is a Fritillary of some kind.

The moth is a 'geometer' moth (I don't know which one, specifically), which likes the blue sage (Pecos river riparian varietal) and starts out as an 'inch worm'.

And the guilty looking fellow is a Praying Mantis, who resided in the Black Sage kanoodling ladybugs last summer.


Isn't the Praying Mantis fab - looks like Jiminy Cricket reposing.

The old Smith and Hawken in Berkley used to have a wonderful garden center and Annie of Annies Annuals started out growing these wonderful heirloom plants in her backyard and selling them to Smith and Hawken and others. I would travel three or four times a year just to purchase heirloom plants and bring them back. They now have been reseeding in my garden for years.

Nothing like fresh Fennel and the pollen is terrific for seasoning and very expensive to purchase.
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Post by Dude111 » 11-03-2011 02:44 PM

Very pretty :)

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Post by voguy » 11-03-2011 06:05 PM

SquidInk wrote: Caption?


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Post by SquidInk » 11-03-2011 10:53 PM

Yep - that's the one! Congratulations on the upload :cool:

They always make me nervous by climbing up to the top like that - the birds are always waiting. I admit, sometimes I move them, in direct violation of the Prime Directive.

Below is a manzanita branch I passed today. Manzanitas are among my favorite plants.
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