If you plant it, they will come …
The echinacea was barely in the ground for more than a day, and already it attracted this Monarch.
It’s Sunseeker Echinacea bought from Lowe’s. I was pleasantly surprised that it’s fragrant. I didn’t think echinacea had any fragrance. None of the ones I planted previously had any.
What else are they going to breed next? A fragrant cabbage? Now that’s a thought ?
I hope that butterfly will stick around. I did see another one this morning hovering in the pawpaw patch. It could be the same one, hard to tell. I don’t know if there are ways to distinguish one butterfly from another of the same sex and species. I do know this one up there is male from the two spots on the lower part of the wings. Pretty, pretty boy butterfly …
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emma fraser says
What a wonderful photo Angie. I’m afraid I’ve not had such luck with these stunning flowers! x
Thanks. Echinacea has been bred into many varieties and colors, some with fragrance some without. The fragrant ones seem to attract butterflies more, though I’ve also seen the old common variety Echinacea Purpurea covered with all kinds of insects in my garden, especially in autumn.
Rebecca - Glutarama says
What a beautiful shot. This is the first year I’ve had flowers back in the garden after having dogs – we’ve given up on flower beds and gone for pots and planter! It’s so lovely too see the bees and butterflies back.
Thanks. I had to stay still for 10 minutes to get that shot, all the while ravaged by mosquitoes! It’s amazing, isn’t it, how just a few flowering plants here and there can attract so much wildlife.
Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist says
How beautiful is that butterfly and the Echinacea too. There’s nothing lovelier than a garden full of flowers and nature… Gorgeous.
Have a great week and thank you too for featuring my Blackberry Whisky xx
Thanks! And you’re welcome. I have blackberries in my backyard; blackberry whiskey sounds great!
Thanks so much for featuring the Mini Orange Bundt Cakes, Angie, and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂
You’re welcome. They look so pretty!
Thank you so much for hosting, Angie! Your butterfly photo is stunning!
Hi Angie, this is my first time linking up, so I just wanted to thank you for hosting!
Welcome to Fiesta Friday! Looking forward to getting to know you!
Tea With Jennifer says
Thank you for hosting.
Thanks so much!
Once again another GREAT party FULL of inspiring projects and recipes – thanks for hosting!
You’re welcome, Tamy.
Estelle Forrest says
Sharing this week’s recipes from Homemade on a Weeknight! Thanks for hosting again this week.
Thanks for participating, Estelle.
Helen at the Lazy Gastronome says
Another great party!! Thanks for hosting. Hope your week is fantastic!
Thanks, Helen. Hope you’re having a fabulous week!