Monday, September 23, 2013

MACRO MONDAY - milkweed

Please consider planting Milkweed in your garden to help ensure they have enough habitat to survive.


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  1. What a beutiful picture and message! :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping in and commenting :)

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  2. really beautiful color! thanks for sharing the love up-close with i heart macro :-)

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    1. I will have to find more of them next year, I just love it too.

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  4. Lovely!!! Love the bright orange against the soft focus blue and green background...nicely done!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words. I hope you come back soon.

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  6. I don't think we have that plant here - it's rather lovely though, and isn't it the food plant of the Monarch butterfly?

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    1. You bet Jay - Milkweed is essential for the Monarchs. There are plenty of different kinds and colours and these instructions from About UK make me think that they are available in your neck of the woods: http://www.ehow.co.uk/how_7370268_grow-milkweed-plant.html

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  7. That's a wonderful photo with such lovely color!

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    1. Thanks Betty. I am a big fan or orange flowers, I am glad you liked them too.

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  8. They have a fascinating lovely waxy composition, beautiful intense color, and geometric complexity, I really want to grow some. I found out they are related to my houseplant wax flowers, Hoya, which I love. I have tried starting them from seed but they didn't make it through the winter, and now I have one I bought as a plant I hope will bloom next year, but unfortunately we don't live in the range of the Monarch butterfly. Maybe other butterflies up here will like them.

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    1. I hear that they are well liked by many pollinators. Here's hoping they attract you some beauties.

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  9. Great macro!
    I saved the seed from my milkweed/butterflyweed so I'll have even more plants next year.
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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    1. Such a great idea. I want more of these, so now I will carefully save the seeds for next year!

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