So pretty! A lot of butterflies are in one place!
Oh such lovely shots of butterflies and blooms. Is this Joe Pye weed? I would love to grow this, but am not sure it will grow in our heat and humidity. Every time I see photos of it I love it and drool. Enjoy your week ~ FlowerLady
It may be an accident, but thank you for sharing it anyway! I've never had that many on my Joe-Pye, I do have have a lot of bumblebees though. Not even my neighbors monstrous Buddleia gets that many butterflies all at once!
Yes, that's Joe Pye, one of the best butterfly plants! According to the USDA maps there are at least a couple of species that grow throughout Florida: Tall Joe Pye Weed and Sweet-Scented Joe Pye Weed.
Twenty at a time? That is amazing. Just a beautiful display!!
Niesamowity widok, tyle pięknych motyli na raz. Cudowne. Pozdrawiam.Amazing view, so many beautiful butterflies at a time. Wonderful. Yours.
Wow look at all of those butterflies. They sure like your Joe Pye. I just planted a variegated Joe Pye and I well love seeing it attract the butterflies like yours does in the years to come. Have a wonderful week.
Oh my gosh. Did you wet yourself?? I would have. How exciting to have for a photo opt! Love all those Swallowtails on Mr. J.P. You got some great shots! Now that is Mother Nature at her finest. What a piece of art you have....gosh, how do I grow this here?:) Thanks for sharing. Exciting stuff.
Uhhh...no.:) The butterflies are out there every day right now. I counted 23 this morning. Joe Pye is the best for attracting butterflies!
Butterflies and flowers are both beautiful. Great photos, Sweetbay.
Oh my gosh, these are beautiful! I'm amazed at all the swallowtails; I'm lucky to see one at a time, and even that happens infrequently. I'm going to have to talk to my Joe--he just isn't doing his job:)
Your garden is getting quite popular, maybe even crowded.
LOL:) I can't respond on the reply. It's probably you didn't do that.....but I remember seeing this with several kinds of butterflies over my years of here and there.....and everytime I saw masses of them, I was in awe. Whether it was the Monarchs of Santa Cruz on the Eucs, or the Sulphurs puddling along the shores of the Amazon......it takes your breath away. Love these shots.
What an incredible picture! I have Joe Pye and swallowtails, but I've never seen 20 at a time! Lucky you! :o)
I have never seen so many swallowtails in one place before. Amazing!
Well, your photos have convinced me I must find a place for Joe Pye Weed!
What a fantastic sight! I never have this many swallowtails at one time...I must take down that elm that blocks the sun! gail
WOW!!!! What a testament to Joe Pye!!! I'd be delighted and terrified if I saw that many Swallowtails on my Joe Pye ~ terrified only because my blooms are always loaded with ambush bugs & I'd be afraid they'd get every butterfly. Fabulous photos SB.
Currently most of the assassin bugs are feasting on the unfinished tomatoes. They must find them to be easier prey. lolThe Swallowtails have now moved on to the Buddleia. Swallowtails all over each one!
What joy! You must feel enchanted with so many at once Sweetbay. Thrilling! Beautiful photos too!!
Definitely, and thank you!