Definitely Not Defective


We got a new (first!) butterfly bush and look! It attracted a butterfly within 24 hours.

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  1. Michelle says:

    Here in Washington they are considered a pernicious weed. 🙁

  2. Shelly says:

    That is so cool. I would love to have a butterfly garden but my garden is full of mint! The mint attracted a stray cat because it slept in it. Butterflies are so much fun to watch! :heart:

  3. glenda says:

    I am sure enjoying these “new” pictures with the camera.

    We haven’t had many butterflies for several years here and no one knows why.

    Lots and lots of flowers; very few butterflies. I have to enjoy them via others pictures.

  4. CindyP says:

    Love the bokeh in that pic! I haven’t seen many butterflies around here…maybe I need a bush?

  5. m says:

    I’m a bit of a lazy gardner – at the end of summer/fall I leave the old bloom spikes. Many birds will come and feed from the bushes – mostly finches – house & purple. The Gold Finches will stop by too, but they really prefer the sunflowers. :yes:

  6. BuckeyeGirl says:

    What a fantastic photo Suzanne!

  7. Miss Becky says:

    planting a butterfly bush this year has been on my list for months and now you have inspired me to take action Suzanne. Every place I’ve lived I have planted one and they are lovely. thanks for the motivation :yes:

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