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The long and winding road to loving Achillea millefolium… as a canvas… for butterflies… learning begins… on a non-native foot… a bright yellow gift… Moonshine… on to the common yarrow to fill in a meadow… with butterflies… Black Butte… Lost … Continue reading

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PLANT ITINERARIES: Desert Eve & Jelly Bean

Desert Eve™ Deep Rose Yarrow… Jelly Bean™ Gold Monkeyflower… you know, for the butterflies… wish-adding the Red for a sunny border… Yellow for a splash of joy… still looking at Achillea millefolium ‘Island Pink’… wary of the watering shade combination… … Continue reading

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Mimulus ‘Eleanor’

Last native before the heat is on… hope this monkeyflower will make it… adding the Red Bush Monkeyflower to the wishlist… you know, for the butterflies

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NOVEMBER NATIVES: California Aster & Little Moonshine

Achillea millefolium ‘Little Moonshine’ Perennial Solutions: Achillea ‘Little Moonshine’ Aster chilensis ‘Point St. George’ California Aster (Symphyotrichum) chilensis ‘Point Saint George’ New Front Yard: Butterflies love Point St. George asters

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CALIFORNIA: State Insect

Virtual travel from Japan to California brought up the topic of the state symbols… like, the official State Insect of California? The California dogface butterfly or dog head (Zerene eurydice) was designated the official State Insect in 1972. The butterfly … Continue reading

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PLANT ITINERARIES: Bird & Butterfly Rock Garden

Planted: Asclepias fascicularis, Narrow Leaf Milkweed Asclepias speciosa, Showy Milkweed Erigeron glaucus, Seaside daisy Eriogonum grande var. rubescens, Red-flowered Buckwheat Eriogonum umbellatum, Sulphur Buckwheat Eriophyllum lanatum ‘Siskiyou’: Spreading Wooly Sunflower Heteromeles arbutifolia, Toyon Monardella villosa,Coyote Mint Monardella villosa ‘Russian River’ Verbena … Continue reading

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