Front perennial bed (I think) is complete.

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    This bed was strictly built with the butterfly's, bees, and hummingbirds in mind.

    One of my favorite Gargoyles watching over my front yard.
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    Below the photos is a list of all the plants in this bed. My last count was over sixty plants.
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    1:Weigela 'Wine & Roses'
    2:Asclepias incarnata 'Cinderella'(Swamp weed)
    3:Asclepias tuberosa (milk weed)
    4:Asclepias curassavica (Butterfly flower)
    5:Cuphea Ignea (firecracker)
    6:Astible (J) 'Mainz'(False Goats Beard)
    7:Salvia 'Blue Hill'
    8:Veronica-(Speedwell) (Red Fox)
    9: Potentilla megalantha (Strawberry Cinquefoil)
    10: Phlox sulata (Creeping Phlox-pink)
    11:Achillea Milenrama King Edward 'Yarrow'
    12:Gaillardia 'Celbration/Sunset Sunrise (Blanket flower)
    13Coreopsis gradaflora 'Early Sunrise'
    14:Coreopsis x Jethro Tull 'Broadleaf Coreopsis'
    15:Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldstrum'
    16:Monarda x Cherry Pops 'Bee Balm'
    17:Achillea millefolium 'Red Yarrow
    18:Achillea (?) White & Yellow Yarrow
    19:Hydrangea, Lacecap Hydrangea macrophylla 'Strawberries & Cream'.
    20: Dinanthus 'Sweet William'
    21: Dianthus 'Raspberry Surprise'
    22: Delphinium grandiflororum 'Blue Butterfly'
    23:Coreopsis 'Citrine'
    24:Joe-Pye Weed 'Big Nate'
     
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    Esther Knapicius

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    Looks very nice. And some room left for them to fill out.
     
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    How wonderful for your neighborhood. I'd love to stroll by and gaze at your garden.
     
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    It was actually quite alot of fun, and can't wait for my next adventure.
     
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    Thank you, the hardest part was knowing when to stop.
     
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    It's beautiful Licenter.
     
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    Next are pics with butterflies? Heehee, that will make you sit and enjoy your beautiful garden while waiting for butterflies to pose!
     
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    Very nice
     
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    That's a beautiful bed Licenter. (y)
     
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    Since the plants are already flowering its time for the butterflikes to hover around. You can click them if you have a camera with a zoom feature.
     
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    Here's a few from last year. It's still a little cool here, so not too many butterfly's as yet.
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    Here's a few hummingbirds also.

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    They are so beautiful. Thanks for posting.
     
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    Very nice garden, it will be more so when the plants start to fill out. I can see the need to keep going can be hard to resist. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    I love the hummingbird shots Licenter, :) a bird we don't have here in Britain.
     
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    I have butterfly bushes and I have the Joe Pye Weed, the later attract more butterflies. So if you have space issue and want butterflies, go with the Joe Pye Weed it is not as pretty but the butterflies love it.
     
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    This is the first year planting joe-pye weed. I have five plants scattered about the yard to see where they like it best, and will be adding a few other varieties in the not too distant future. But my first, and primary goal is to help the Monarch's, so all the milk weeds are of great importance in this particular bed.
     
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    Here is what it now looks like 20 days later. Time to build a new bed.
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    That's looking good Licenter! (y) :)
     
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    totally wonderful. Good job.
     
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    It's a lovely flower bed! I'm sure all your beautiful plants will attract lots and lots of butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds:D Please, post more pictures of those adorable creatures, I'll never get bored with looking at them:)
     
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