what's shiny today?
From suburban lawn to backyard homestead...with ducks. A journal by Lori Fontanes
Parks & Gardens in London, the UK & abroad
Gardening on the edge of a cliff
A Writers Journey
"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need." Cicero
An Englishman and an Italian / English Dictionary
Finding hope in a chaotic world...
Images and stories from my travels and life in the Northern Territory and Queensland.
Where was I? Oh yes...
What a beauty!
I’m experimenting with taking shots into the sun which I thought worked well with those fabulous colours.
Love butterfly bush! They grow like weeds in Europe but are more unusual here in the U.S. Thanks for sharing!!!
I love them too in spite of the fact they spread themselves everywhere. My mother grew one in each of her gardens and I have clear childhood memories of gazing longingly at the butterflies and being told off for trying to catch them!
Ooh, aah! I’ve got a buddleia that needs planting: must figure out where and when.
Will they self seed round your garden like they do in England?
I haven’t seen any volunteer buddleias, but that sounds delightful.
Thanks; I’m trying to get more creative with my photos but the butterflies don’t always co-operate!
I have noticed that same thing! The little suckers don’t want to pose!