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July 12, 2009


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I definitely need to plant that fennel if not for the interesting flower heads than for the swallowtail population alone. :) Have a fun time with your niece & nephew. Sounds like a great way to spend a hot summer.


Love, love, love your pictures!

Shady Gardener

Great post. Hopefully you're seeing a lot of those winged critters enjoying your flowers! Have a great time with your niece and nephew! :-)


Have fun with the niece and nephew! Great photos of the blooms.

Nicole Anderson

WOW, you and that camera! Seriously, You amaze me!

I hooked you up to a blog award (not that you have to play along) but I just wanted you to know!

xox Nicole xox


My fennel hasn't attracted any butterflies either. It is attractive so I'll probably continue to grow it. The Filipendula is lovely. My father used to grow a stand if it.

Hope you have a nice visit the niece and nephew.


Have fun with your family.
I can't believe how tall the Veronicastrum gets!


I love veronicastrum and this spring added it to the garden...can't wait for it to grow into itself so well! No instar caterpillars on the fennel here yet! But soon I hope. Have a fun visit. gail

Robin Leja

Now I think I might need Culver's Root, it reminds of gooseneck loosestrife. Very pretty!

Sweet Bay

The Queen of the Prairie is wonderful. I love your shot of the Culver's Root with the bee too.

Teresa~Gardening with Soule

Beautiful pictures! Sounds like a fun week ahead. Have fun!

Tessa at Blunders with shoots, blossoms 'n roots

I sure like the Veronicastrum! I have gooseneck loosestrife in my yard as well and it reminds me of that, sort-of, except that the gooseneck really does look like a gooseneck! I would love to have the Veronicastrum in a different color to add to that bed :). I forget, where are you located?

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