That's great! though Butterfly Bush is non-native and invasive.Lovely photos! I have a patch of wild geranium too, although mine is pink (and l forgot to tell the new lawn guy where it was so he mowed it down last week. It's already coming back up though.
JB you inspired me to specifically look for native perennials. To my delight l found that my favourite local garden center has a section dedicated to them! I just planted butterfly bushes, coneflowers and milkweed. Can't wait for flowers!
I would recommend against it. Butterfly Bush is highly invasive here in the US, and some states are even beginning to ban it. On top of that, it also does not attract butterflies nearly as much as it's name would suggest, and was named that only as a marketing strategy. It is not nearly as beneficial to butterflies as native plants are.That is a beautiful butterfly picture. I rarely see butterflies around this area, and have thougt about actually planting a butterfly bush so I could see more of them. I think they are some of the nicest looking species. It gives people a way to look at some of the more colorful options that nature has to offer. I think it is outstanding actually.
JB, have you ever thought about submitting any of your shots to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower website? I've been going to that site to "window shop" for what seeds I want to buy, and I've got to say, not many of the pictures they have are as pretty as yours.Photography is one of my favorite hobbies. Truth is, it's deeper than that, though. I hope that the better I can capture nature, the more people will respect it after seeing my photos.
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