Green Thumb Sunday

Sunday, July 22, 2007
Butterflies, calling all butterflies! Mexican sunflowers are now fully open in Plot #2. Please land here soon.


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13 Comments:

Anonymous Heather said...

Wow, that is one beautiful flower. If I were a butterfly I'd definitely visit. Now, what kind of butterfly would I be?

10:59 AM  
Anonymous farmingfriends said...

This mexican sunflower is lovely. I have never seen them before but would now like them in my garden. Are they an annual or perennial?
Sara from farmingfriends

11:11 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

Those are so pretty the butterflies will find them, for sure.

11:32 AM  
Blogger No Rain said...

I love the color of this flower! I wonder if it will grow here in Arizona. I've not seen one like this before.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Rosengeranium said...

Lovely flower! They are quite popular in Sweden so you are stearing my childhood memories from the alottment gardens.

2:20 PM  
Blogger kate said...

Am sending some butterflies your way ... beautiful colour!

2:53 PM  
Anonymous chigiy said...

Nice photo. I love the light. It looks like it was either early or late in the day. "The magic hour"

7:19 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

I would love to see some Swallowtails, but I'd be happy with any butterflies.

Sara, these are annuals here in our US Zone 7.

No rain,
These have been doing very well for me and I haven't been giving them any extra water. The ground here is very dry and they're doing fine, so maybe they'll work in Arizona too?

Chigiy,
I took the photo late in the afternoon... indeed the magical hour for warm lighting.

Thanks for visiting, everyone!

10:25 PM  
Blogger THE BLUEST BUTTERFLY said...

We planted wildflowers to attract butterflies this year but pretty much none of them came up...and if they did come up, they haven't flowered yet. Next year, we will be working really hard on a butterfly/humming bird garden. I will add Mexican sunflowers to my list of things to consider. :-)

3:13 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

I've never seen these before either. Love the color!

9:26 AM  
Blogger teresa said...

so beautiful!

2:16 AM  
Blogger maria said...

I have never seen this flower before. What a beautiful color.
I want a few of them.

Will they grow in central ontario?

Marie

5:57 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Maria and others, here is more information about growing Mexican sunflowers. "It is one of the most heat- and drought-resistant plants, growing reasonably well in soils of low fertility."

9:23 AM  

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