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cyndi

Love nature!! zone Ga 8-8b spread kindness around like confetti! Always stay humble and kind. Pagan gt ambassador

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed

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kez001uk

Lovely 🧡💛

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cyndi

The #tropicalmilkweed that never died back like most the others(they do regrow) has a lot of #seedpods forming already.

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lesliecole49

You say they regrow, from the bottom, or from self scattered seeds?

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cyndi

From the roots/bottom @lesliecole49

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lesliecole49

Mine have shown no sign of coming back, I was told, the ground might not be warm enough yet. I'm thinking, they're no show

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cyndi

Depends on how warm your nights have been Leslie @lesliecole49 they need to be warmer nights

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lesliecole49

50s, low 60s right now

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cyndi

Then its getting warm enough at night to start its growth process @lesliecole49 ya have to mulch if it gets cold at night/day tho in your zone.

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lesliecole49

I didn't mulch it. Didn't know it would come back but I scattered its seeds around it hoping they'd grow. I'm not expecting it to come back then. Lesson learned!

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cyndi

#ididit #whoopwhoop #awesomesauce this #spicebushswallowtail #papilio-troilus doest like the #critterarazzi lol 😆 but it finally posed for me well sorta.. i slowly walked up to it. Got these 18 pics and slowly backed away and said thank you 😊 it usually stays in the woodline. #imsohappy #happinessis finally getting that specific #butterfly picture you been trying for years to get Lol 😆 spicebush swallowtail is the metamorphosis of the previous green snake like caterpillar.

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dan5584

Amazing!! So beautiful! 🖤

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cyndi

Thank you very much Dan @dan5584

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NikieSue

I love butterflies

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ShelleySnyder

Stunning!!💘😍

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sherrisgarden

Yay ! Congratulations ! Beautiful 😍

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cyndi

Me too @NikieSue

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cyndi

Thank you Shelley @ShelleySnyder and Sherri @sherrisgarden xo

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shawnasea

Pretty! Love the collage.

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cyndi

Thanks Shawna @shawnasea

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ShelleySnyder

My pleasure!💘😍

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lovestogarden

Beautiful ❣️

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed-flowers #tropicalmilkweed-buds #tropicalmilkweed

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columbiariver

One of many seedlings has survived my hand. Only one. I'm tickled

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cyndi

Thats fantastic Laura @columbiariver only takes one 😀 hopefully it will flower and set seeds for you xo

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed #butterfly #hostplant #swallowtailbutterfly #wildlifewednesday #wildlife #critter #beneficialcritter #critterarazzi

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sabbanrula

Wow 😍🦋

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cyndi

Thank you Rula @sabbanrula

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed #butterfly #hostplant #swallowtailbutterfly #wildlifewednesday #wildlife #critter #beneficialcritter

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cyndi

#loadedwithbudsandblooms #tropicalmilkweed-flowers #tropicalmilkweed

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ShelleySnyder

All of this looks beautiful!💘😍

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demonia

@cyndi ...wowww ...good job!!!!!

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cyndi

Thank you Shelley @ShelleySnyder need new shelves soon these are so old falling apart

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cyndi

Thank you @demonia

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome!💘😍

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cyndi

This is just a small portion of this #tropicalmilkweed its #loadedwithbuds and a few #tropicalmilkweed-flowers #tropicalmilkweed-buds #hostplant #butterflymagnet

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed

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LeanneG83

Beautiful

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cyndi

Thank you @LeanneG83

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Sesiltamen

BeUtiful special COLOURS 😍

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jeatacake

Always love seeing these ❤🧡💛

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cyndi

Thank you @Sesiltamen

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cyndi

Thank you Jeff @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Very welcome Cyndi

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kez001uk

So pretty 😍

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MarcoCee

Looks good enough to eat... Wonder if they taste like Starburst? 🤔🤪

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jacquiec3

So pretty!

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cyndi

#loadedwithbudsandblooms #tropicalmilkweed-flowers #tropicalmilkweed-buds #tropicalmilkweed

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gjones

Beautiful flowers

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cyndi

Thank you Katy @gjones I like the shape of them and the #twotone

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed-flowers #tropicalmilkweed-buds #tropicalmilkweed #hostplant #butterflymagnet #nightphotography #nighttime #nightphoto #night

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cyndi

Thanks Maggie @dirtgirlworld

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ShelleySnyder

I second that beautiful!💘😍

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cyndi

Thank you Shelley @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

My pleasure!💘😍

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jeatacake

Amazed (again) to see these flowering already. I must get some of these planted before it's too late!

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cyndi

Very true Jeff @jeatacake and ty this is in the ground was protected more than rest this winter so it stayed taller and still growing. All the rest in ground also all have put on new growth from plant base.

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jeatacake

Some I had from last year just about survived winter in the greenhouse, but aren't looking too healthy, hence new ones will be started from seed 😏

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cyndi

A little trim up food water sun and they will take off Jeff @jeatacake I've taken a few day old or trimmings cut of worse parts and stuck in ground and water well and they are taking off. These can grow via cuttings so that might help you to over winter some better as well. And have more

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jeatacake

Really? That may be the answer if I have room in the house for 1 or 2. Cheers Cyndi 👍

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cyndi

Yeap Jeff @jeatacake its pretty easy to root them water or soil.

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jeatacake

I shall defo try that come autumn 👍

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cyndi

#Caterpillar #critter #nightphotography #nighttime #nightphoto #night #critterarazzi

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed-buds #flowerbuds did a trim on all that died back or was damaged from freeze and all so far have #newgrowth. This one was protected the most and is already about to flower. Proper winter care means they come back every year even if the tops die back. #plantforbutterflies #butterfly-hostplant #hostplant #butterflymagnet

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jeatacake

Looking great 👍 None of mine survived even in the greenhouse. I'll do more from seed again though 🙂

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cyndi

Thanks Jeff @jeatacake and that's sad. They do die back and then grow from the roots again of well protected with mulch or hay etc.. a few of mine always do this best wishes

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jeatacake

Thanks Cyndi. I did hope they'd be ok in the greenhouse, but never mind, they grow fast from seed 👍

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cyndi

Welcome Jeff @jeatacake and they sure do grow fast.

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cyndi

#newgrowth on all the #tropicalmilkweed

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lesliecole49

Ooo! Haven't looked at mine lately, here's hoping!

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cyndi

They come back pretty easy if cut back and mulched to protect it Leslie @lesliecole49

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lesliecole49

Which I've done. 🤞

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cyndi

Awesome fingerscrossed as soon as it warms up you should see some growing back up Leslie @lesliecole49

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed-seeds #seedfluff #brown #white #fluff #seeds #seedcollecting #seedsaving #seedharvest

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kez001uk

Fascinating looking things 🤩

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cyndi

They sure are Kerry @kez001uk lol

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KariSamuel

#winterwhite ♡

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jeatacake

Not so great to handle though. That fluff gets everywhere!

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cyndi

So true Jeff @jeatacake lol I try let the wind have it for birds and such

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jeatacake

In the house it's a nightmare! 😄

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cyndi

Def is for sure I use a baggie gal size close shake well so seeds fall to bottom then open up out side to catch the fluff in a breeze. Jeff @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Great technique 👍 If I get seeds this coming summer I must try that 🙂

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cyndi

Make sure hold seeds in baggie with hands so no accidental loss so you can tip bag some to help the fluff out Jeff @jeatacake works a charm.

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jeatacake

I shall definitely try it. Thanks Cyndi 👍

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cyndi

Had to move a #caterpillar lower in the plant because it's about to be shiver worthy cold. Everything I could protect is now protected and this lol guy is at base of plant in the leaves to stay a bit safer. #beneficial #critterarazzi #wildlife #beneficialcritter #closeup #upclose dont know why this little guy is even around right now. Maybe he hatched late. I'll do my best to keep him safe.

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moore.794

We are back to winter also. Low 20's over night. Hoping for best for insects. Warm then cold breaks dormancy & many starve.

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cyndi

Fingerscrossed they find shelter and dont starve Terry @moore.794 stay safe and warm

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laketitlow

Aww. I want to see some of those right now.

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ripjuju

@cyndi i have close to a dozen out on my Caterpillar plants right now, not supposed to get cold till sun/mon here.

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cyndi

If it gets in 40s cover the plants up just to give a bit of protection from the chill Judy @ripjuju

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KariSamuel

That would be an awfully cute scarf or set of boots for this little one! 🧦🧣🧤

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cyndi

Still #flowering #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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ShelleySnyder

Fantastic shot!💘😍

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cyndi

Thank you Shelley @ShelleySnyder xo

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ShelleySnyder

My pleasure!💘😍

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awomanonabike

Gorgeous!

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natii

So pretty! 💛♥️

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gjones

Beautiful😍😍

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cyndi

Thank you ladies @awomanonabike @natii @gjones very much

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lifeonaroofterrace

What a lovely delicate flower ❤️❤️

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cyndi

Thank you @lifeonaroofterrace

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pixierose

So lovely 💛🧡💛🧡💛 @cyndi

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cyndi

Thank you @pixierose

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cyndi

#seeds #seedid #seedidreference #seedpodid #seedpodidreference #seedid-tropicalmilkweed #seedidreference-tropicalmilkweed #milkweedseedpod #seedharvest #seedcollection #seedsaving

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cyndi

#stillgoingstrong #tropicalmilkweed and #tropicalmilkweed-seedpods on a few.

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laketitlow

Beautiful

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cyndi

Thank you Annette @laketitlow

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gjones

It looks like your garden stays awake all winter!

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cyndi

Not usually Katy @gjones but our winters are getting more mild it seems...

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ShelleySnyder

Such an intriguing looking little flower!💘😍

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cyndi

They are for sure Shelley @ShelleySnyder xoxo thank you

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome!💘😍

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bblondie

Wow 😍

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cyndi

Thanks Amanda @bblondie

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richard.spicer.7906

These are beautiful - I have some seeds that someone has donated to me so I must remember to sow them soon

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cyndi

Thank you Rich @richard.spicer.7906 butterflies absolutely love them. Enjoy

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cyndi

Lovely #tropicalmilkweed #flowers

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gjones

Still blooming beautifully!

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cyndi

It def #stillgoingstrong thank you Katy @gjones

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ShelleySnyder

Love the color of this and the shape of those flowers!💘😍

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cyndi

Me too Shelley @ShelleySnyder thank you

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome!💘😍

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jeatacake

They're still looking great. Just put mine in the greenhouse as we have frost forecast for Saturday night. They've not done as well as last year, probably because we've had a much worse summer. None that I left out last winter here survived, so they're all going in there for winter this time.

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cyndi

I hope it gets better and better Jeff @jeatacake this was def an odd weather wise year for sure.

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed

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gjones

Beautiful! So colourful!😍😍

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anges

Wow, those colours are so vibrant 😍

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cyndi

Thank you Katy @gjones and Ange @anges they def are pops of color in the garden

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cyndi

Carol @madnessbroken also have some of these

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madnessbroken

Those are really cool!

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cyndi

Its a butterfly host plant Carol @madnessbroken

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madnessbroken

Do you want me to just make a list and email them to you?

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cyndi

No when you star them shows up on my notifications so i can see it and jot it down. Make sure look at all i tagged ya in so wont forget any. Carol @madnessbroken

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madnessbroken

Gotcha girly! 😊

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed

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gjones

Such pretty flowers

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cyndi

They def are Katy @gjones thank you

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed #twotone

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novicegardenlover

The bug is almost camouflaged.

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columbiariver

Beautiful flowers!

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kez001uk

Beautiful 😍

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cyndi

Sure is Susan @novicegardenlover

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cyndi

Thank you Laura @columbiariver and Kerry @kez001uk

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gjones

Beautiful flower and a pretty bug to go with it😍

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cyndi

Thanks Katy @gjones

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cyndi

#macro #closeup #upclose #tropicalmilkweed

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ShelleySnyder

These are just intriguing looking little flowers!💘😍

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kez001uk

Always reminds me of Bellossom from Pokemon go 😛 beautiful 💛❤️

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cyndi

They are Shelley @ShelleySnyder

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cyndi

Haha Kerry @kez001uk

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pmulder

You must be a photographer...? Your pictures are so beautiful!

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cyndi

I love photography @pmulder but im just a novice.. its a passion tho. Thank you so very much means a lot xo

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gjones

Beautiful flowers and photo

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cyndi

Thank you very much Katy @gjones xoxo

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cyndi

#milkweed

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anges

Fantastic photo 💛❤💛❤

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cyndi

Thank you @anges

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed #butterfly #critterarazzi #wildlife #beneficialcritter #beneficialinsect gonna go #vegoutandchill with a movie or show while I rest. Xoxo laters taters xoxo muhuah 😘

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KariSamuel

Nighters Tatertot!

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cyndi

Lol Kari @KariSamuel

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cyndi

Same here!! The #stalking of this I don't want my picture taken #butterfly paid off somewhat. Clear as I could get on it. Had to zoom. #critterarazzi #wildlife #beneficialcritter

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kez001uk

Wonderful captures! 🖤💛

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cyndi

Thanks Kerry @kez001uk

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carolgs

Beautiful 💛

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed

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sieveheadsarah

What fabulous little flowers Cyndi

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columbiariver

So bright! I planted mine in a dry area and they didn't like it. Didn't come back.

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cyndi

Thank you Sarah @sieveheadsarah

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cyndi

Sorry to hear that Laura @columbiariver I have mine in different locations some less watering than others. So it's weird that it didn't. I'll save ya some seeds

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haleyt901

Pretty sure I pulled all of mine up as weeds this year. Next year, I’m going to germinate these seeds separately, so I don’t make that mistake again.

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gjones

Love those colours!

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed #milkweed #hostplant

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suerichards

💛🧡💛

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gjones

Very pretty!

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed

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cyndi

@richard.spicer.7906 or @KariSamuel please fix the spelling in Milkweed ty its driving me nuts lol

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novicegardenlover

Great shots.

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gjones

Beautiful colours😍😍

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cyndi

Ty @novicegardenlover @gjones

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KariSamuel

@teamgardentags - Please correct the spelling of milkweed. Great catch Cyndi! 💞

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richard.spicer.7906

👍🏼😊

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cyndi

Thank you ole mighty one of the gt gods Rich @richard.spicer.7906

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richard.spicer.7906

You are holy welcome 😇🌴🌸🌼🌱

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KariSamuel

Sorry to hijack your post Cyndi... @richard.spicer.7906 - Would you be able to email me at kfootvanilla@yahoo.com? I have been trying to get in contact with David Scott & haven't heard anything back from him. I'm hoping that he is just extremely busy??

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richard.spicer.7906

Hi Kari, sure although I’ve not been in contact with him myself for a few months now so not sure if I’m going to be able to help if you need to speak with him. Will send you an email anyway 😊👍🏼 @KariSamuel

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cyndi

#milkweedbeetle #bug #insect

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cyndi

#closeup #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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KariSamuel

They are an interesting bloom with flowers going up and down!! I just noticed that the common milkweed also does this!!

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kez001uk

Stunning photo 💛🧡

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cyndi

Thank you Kerry @kez001uk there's a breeze so was hard to get pics lol

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richard.spicer.7906

Beautiful little cluster of flowers

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cyndi

Thank you Rich @richard.spicer.7906

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed #milkweedbeetle

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akashkumar

Nice flowers

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cyndi

#milkweed-buds #tropicalmilkweed

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cyndi

Bit blurred was smacking myself while clicking pic lol #milkweed #tropicalmilkweed #hostplant

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cyndi

I have loads of these as well @gardengirlla if you dont have any

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cyndi

Thats just 1 #tropicalmilkweed started few years ago. #mixedplants

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cyndi

Things look a little rough with this heat. These were watered yesterday but you cant really tell its all so droopy.

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laneygarden

Ha, Ignore my previous comment. I have one and don’t know where to put it.., like all of my plants.

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laneygarden

Yes, these past weeks have been getting so hot but this week is just crazy! And there aren’t many times that I’ll worry about a lack of rain this summer, but it’s been so long!

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cyndi

Its def crazy I've stayed so tired with headaches.. I don't have ac just fans @laneygarden

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laneygarden

Wow @cyndi! You don’t use ac at home, in southern Georgia? My word! Just reading that makes me sweat. I’m sorry you’re getting headaches. I know how that can be. 💚😘

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cyndi

Its to expensive to use one for my budget and to many leaks any how ... when I did have an ac window unit it would freeze up cuz was running all time when your light bill is over 300 a month and you only make in the 700s its to bloody much. I live in an old 1968 trailer. Old insulation what's left of it any how and old original windows that leak like a sieve. It wasn't worth it cus never really got cool inside just a tad cooler than what it is now. A waste of money and resources. Been over👇🏻

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cyndi

👆🏻 @laneygarden 12 + years since ive used an ac unit. I was OK with it but its getting hotter and hotter and no shade trees to help lol 😉

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cyndi

Another area i have #tropicalmilkweed in . i 4/5 spaces in my yard with it growing. #hostplant

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kez001uk

They’re so eye catching ❤️💛

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cyndi

They are Kerry @kez001uk i know youll like them.. Btw still no mail... I am wo dering if someone stole it. 😳😤

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kez001uk

@cyndi still not? I sent it at the start of the month, that’s insane 😧 I’ll check if there’s tracking details. Who on earth would steal seeds 😣 so many in the parcel I sent too. I really hope it reaches you stop but I’ll check and let you know if I can track it. I’m so sorry Cyndi

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cyndi

Ill email ya... Not your fault @kez001uk so no sorrys needed.

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kez001uk

@cyndi thanks Cyndi 🙏🏻

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cyndi

Xoxo @kez001uk

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cyndi

#milkweed #hostplant #tropicalmilkweed

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kez001uk

Beautiful plants 😍 hoping I get mine to look this good 🧡💛

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cyndi

Thanks this one is few years old now. I cut it back in winter after it dies and it comes back in spring. Kerry @kez001uk i have faith yours will do great.

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kez001uk

@cyndi gotta love a reliable returner 😉 I hope the greenhouse is enough to keep it alive through the winter 🤞🏻

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cyndi

Do you have a heater in your green house? If not just mulch it heavy @kez001uk as long as its not being directly touched by the dew freeze snow it should be safe. But keep mulched for added protection take away some much in spring.😊

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kez001uk

@cyndi I try not to use a heater in there so mulching will be the way to go 😊 thank you for the advice, always appreciated 😁

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cyndi

No problem xo

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cyndi

I saw a monarch today but it was to busy fluttering around flower to flower to let me capture it on pics. Lol. #tropicalmilkweed #milkweed #hostplant #closeup #upclose #macro

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lovestogarden

Me too, Cyndi. They sure make a person smile. 😍

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pelly

That’s a beautiful shot Cyndi 🧡💛

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cyndi

Thanks @pelly

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed #hostplant

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed-buds

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cyndi

#butterfly on my #tropicalmilkweed this one is a flirt. I get close it hides then flutters up comes back out the i lean in it flutters and flys way up then near my face(close enought to almost touch me) then lands back on milkweed. On and on till it finally let me take some pics.. #Sillybutterfly #welcometomygarden little one! #savethebutterflies #insect #beneficialinsect #beneficialcritter

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telswirld

Beautiful 😀

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cyndi

Thanks @telswirld

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bblondie

Great shot!! Your garden is so beautiful

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cyndi

Thanks @bblondie

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cyndi

#butterfly on my #tropicalmilkweed this one is a flirt. I get close it hides then flutters up comes back out the i lean in it flutters and flys way up then near my face(close enought to almost touch me) then lands back on milkweed. On and on till it finally let me take some pics.. #Sillybutterfly #welcometomygarden little one! #savethebutterflies

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cyndi

My 4 year old #tropicalmilkweed plant coming back nicely again this year. Thicker too.

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cyndi

#newgrowth on one of the #tropicalmilkweed on others as well in other sections of the garden.

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pelly

That reminds me I must sow the seeds that you so kindly sent me 👍😘

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cyndi

Best wishes on them Jane @pelly

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pelly

Thanks Cyndi 👍👍

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jeatacake

Looking really good 👌 Mine are some way behind, even in the greenhouse!

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cyndi

They will come around soon Jeff @jeatacake these are in the ground and it was super warm lately except last 2 nights so they had a headstart weather wise.

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jeatacake

My outdoor ones are still looking dead! Hopefully just still dormant. Not given up on them yet 🙏

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cyndi

Time to cut the #milkweed back for winter. These will return next year to nourish the butterflies and bees once more. #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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ShelleySnyder

It's so gorgeous!💘😍

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cyndi

Thanks Shelley @ShelleySnyder I didn't want to cut them back but would be dead anyways after tonight's freeze down to 29 that's reg temp not real feel!!! Brr

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ShelleySnyder

BRRRRRR!💘😍

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kimguy

Yes! The butterflies!💖

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cyndi

#milkweedseedpod #tropicalmilkweed-seedpods #burstingopen #seedpods

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lesliecole49

Pretty capture. I just ordered a 'middle-of-the-road' macro lense for my phone. Mine takes such lousy macro photos. It is my Christmas present to myself.

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cyndi

Thanks Leslie @lesliecole49 cant wait to see your macro shots

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cyndi

@Jencie

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cyndi

#milkweed #blooms #tropicalmilkweed-seedpods all over this plant #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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cyndi

See the baby green "spikes" that's the seedpods forming @Jencie

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cyndi

Not great pics but happy I seen another #monarch on its #hostplant.This #tropicalmilkweed is always covered with some sort of #insect #wildlife #wildlifewednesday #monarchbutterfly #butterfly #milkweed and #aphids that i will #squish later after feeding #butterflies are in bed for the night so I wont disturb them.

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ShelleySnyder

Wow!💘😍

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cyndi

Its #newlyhatched its so fresh and dark looking the older they are the more "faded" and worn they look thanks Shelley @shelleysnyder

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cyndi

Thanks you Rich @richard.spicer.7906

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ShelleySnyder

Unreal!!😁💘😍

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cyndi

Not great pics but happy I seen another #monarch on its #hostplant.This #tropicalmilkweed is always covered with some sort of #insect #wildlife #wildlifewednesday #monarchbutterfly #butterfly #milkweed

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cyndi

This #tropicalmilkweed is always covered with some sort of #insect #wildlife #wildlifewednesday #wasp

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ShelleySnyder

It's an insect magnet!💘😍

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cyndi

It def is Shelley @shelleysnyder

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cyndi

#blackbumblebee #carpenter-bee on #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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ShelleySnyder

What a shot!💘😍

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cyndi

Thanks Shelley @ShelleySnyder xoxo

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome!💘😍

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jeatacake

Love these black bees. Seen some here 🖤

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PunkyKy

Awesome photography girl! 👍❤📸🐝🌟🎖🎞

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cyndi

#longtailskipperbutterfly on some #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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PunkyKy

Another award-winning shot! 🎖🌟📸❤😘

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cyndi

#seedpod #seedpodid #seedpodid-tropicalmilkweed #seedpodidreference-tropicalmilkweed #loadedwithseedpods

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cyndi

Seedpods not ready yet @Jencie

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cyndi

#longtailskipper #butterfly on #tropicalmilkweed #closeup #ilovebutterflies #wildlife #naturerocks #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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columbiariver

What a chub! fascinating to see this so close! 🦋💚

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cyndi

#wildlifewednesday

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cyndi

#longtailskipperbutterfly #longtailskipper on the #tropicalmilkweed there was so many some flowers had 2 #butterflies each on them!! #wildlife #milkweed #hostplant #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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cyndi

This #zebralongwingbutterfly refused to take a closeup at all ...this was as close as I could get and I had to use zoom. Silly #butterfly on my #tropicalmilkweed #heliconius-charitonia https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/pollinator-of-the-month/zebra_longwing.shtml

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kez001uk

Never seen a butterfly like this. Just beautiful 🖤

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cyndi

Thanks Kerry @kez001uk I tried hard to get a better pic for everyone to see!! Lol

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kez001uk

@cyndi it’s a great photo! 😍

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cyndi

Thank you @kez001uk if ya click that tag for it I think I have another one as well

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kimguy

All the butterflies at my house are being camera shy. This was a great shot👏📷

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cyndi

Those meanies Kim lol @kimguy and thanks

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kimguy

You are very welcome😎💜 @cyndi

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cyndi

The #breeze makes this one look #trippy lol #longtailskipper on #tropicalmilkweed theres a small breeze out that feels so darn good especially if your in the shade. #butterfly #foodsource #butterflyhostplant

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cyndi

#longtailskipper on #tropicalmilkweed theres a small breeze out that feels so darn good especially if your in the shade. #butterfly #foodsource #butterflyhostplant #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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cyndi

#seeds #seedpod #seedid #seedpodid #seedidreference #seedid-tropicalmilkweed #seedpodid-tropicalmilkweed #seedidreference-tropicalmilkweed

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cyndi

@hayhay11 Hayden did ya want some after these dry properly?

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hayhay11

@cyndi yes I would love some!!!!

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cyndi

OK I'll put on a list so next time I send stuff out after properly dried I can remember what to send ya! @hayhay11 make sure your *star* wish list it so I can reference list.

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cyndi

@teamgardentags can the spelling be corrected please on this encyclopedia link? "Milkweed" thank you

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Racheltheredhead

If you have enough ... send me some. The caterpillars ate mine so no seeds.

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cyndi

As soon as they dry properly will do @Racheltheredhead

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jeatacake

Got loads here. I never imagined they'd get so many seed pods!

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cyndi

They do get a lot of them Jeff @jeatacake lol I checked daily to see if more have split to stay on top of them lol

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jeatacake

I've let a lot blow around the garden, so it'll be interesting to see if I get any self sown seedlings next year 🤔

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cyndi

I wouldn't doubt it cus we had snow here and very cold last winter and I had feelings pop up from ones I missed getting Jeff @jeatacake won't hurt to try lol

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jeatacake

I have so many that it's no risk at all, especially knowing how well they grew this year 👌

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cyndi

Another #monarchcaterpillar on some #tropicalmilkweed #hostplant

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cyndi

A #skipperbutterfly on the #tropicalmilkweed #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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daisy-jane

Beautiful pic 😍😍👍

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cyndi

Thank you Jane @daisy-jane

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daisy-jane

Your very welcome hun 😘 xx

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kez001uk

Great photo Cyndi 🦋

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cyndi

Thanks kerry @kez001uk

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cyndi

#anole #lizard #lounging on some #tropicalmilkweed #sunning itself

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matewe

Marvellous pic 😄❣️

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columbiariver

Awe, just getting some sun. Wonderful pic ♀️😍

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cyndi

Thank you both very much @matewe @columbiariver I almost missed it.

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columbiariver

Good eye!

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ShelleySnyder

You may have almost missed him but I bet he didn't miss you!😂💘😍

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cyndi

He probably was pretending he was a plant.. She can't see me I'm a Plant lol @ShelleySnyder

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kez001uk

Great photo 😁 he’s a cutie!

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kimguy

Awww. He's cute!💚

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ShelleySnyder

😂😂💘😍

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KariSamuel

He looks so toasty warm sunning himself!

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cyndi

Thank you very much he sure is and sure does @kez001uk @kimguy @KariSamuel

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cyndi

#milkweed #hostplant #tropicalmilkweed #monarchcaterpillar and a very #pregnantprayingmantis #prayingmantis happy to know she will have babies to guard my garden next year! Now girl you best leave my monarch babies alone !!

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matewe

Fab pic💞

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cyndi

Thanks @matewe

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kimguy

Yay!!!! Have lots of babies💜💚💙

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lovestogarden

Wonderful!

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cyndi

Thanks @kimguy @lovestogarden

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cyndi

#milkweed #hostplant #tropicalmilkweed more #monarchcaterpillar in different stages

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columbiariver

Wow! We don't get them here. I sure enjoy your pics of them.

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cyndi

I so wish you did they are so beautiful in all their stages Laura @columbiariver glad you can at least enjoy the pics! I noticed a lot of mixed type empty chrysalis all about that I missed. Today was first day i got to really walk the yard and look around more due to how been feeling. Missed so much and man the weeds ugh lol

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columbiariver

Glad you're feeling better. Good enough to roam the gardens is nice. Usually the start of getting my hands in dirt 😉♀️💜

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ukjohnny

...super shot Cyndi

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cyndi

Thanks Laura @columbiariver didn't wanna do much and tire myself out have to go pay bills and get supplies in a while. I did yank a few weeds so I can say I did something in the garden haha thank you

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cyndi

Thanks John @ukjohnny

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columbiariver

Have fun!

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cyndi

Gonna wear my new shoes today xoxo and thanks @columbiariver ill try xoxo

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columbiariver

Happy feet! Yes!

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kimguy

They are sooo neat!🐛🐛🐛

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cyndi

#macro #closeup #milkweed #hostplant #tropicalmilkweed #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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ShelleySnyder

Love the way these flowers look!!💘😍

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cyndi

They are pretty thank you Shelley @ShelleySnyder

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suerichards

Gorgeous 💛💛

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cyndi

Thank you Sue @suerichards

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ShelleySnyder

Welcome Cyn!💘😍

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pelly

Beautiful, I hope mine does this well, my seeds arrived today with some great extras, thanks so much lovely lady 😘😘

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cyndi

They well!! Start indoors early to help them along for next year. And you are very welcome hope it all made it safely Jane @pelly

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pelly

They did Cyndi, they were well packaged sweetie and I hope I do them justice 😘😘

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cyndi

Xoxo you will no worries there lol @pelly

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cyndi

@Guznnar do ya want any

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cyndi

#milkweed #tropicalmilkweed #flowers #blooming #hostplant #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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kez001uk

Gorgeous colours ❤️💛

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cyndi

Thank you @kez001uk xo

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ShelleySnyder

Wow!!💘😍

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cyndi

Thanks @shelleysnyder

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome Cyn!💘😍

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cyndi

#milkweed #tropicalmilkweed #flowers #blooming #hostplant . #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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PunkyKy

So pretty!

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Mystic666

Did you know you can root cuttings in water in about a week?

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cyndi

Yeap i did that last year @Mystic666

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cyndi

Thanks @PunkyKy

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed-seedpods #seedpods #seedpodid #seedpodidreference #seedpodid-tropicalmilkweed #seedpodidreference-tropicalmilkweed

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cyndi

#moth at night on my #tropicalmilkweed #milkweed #hostplant #wildlifegarden #wildlife #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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ShelleySnyder

Wow! Look at the flash off his eye!💘😍

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cyndi

Lol @ShelleySnyder it was sorta freaky when I took pic.. It looked sorta evil

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ShelleySnyder

Ooooooh evil!😉💘😍

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terrimclaughlin

Looks like they bleeped out what ever it was he was saying 😂🤣😁😯😊💕

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terrimclaughlin

Very cool pic cyndi, definitely creepy looks like it came out of a scary movie”invasion of the moth creatures!” I like it😊💕

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cyndi

Lol thanks @terrimclaughlin

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cyndi

Be forever the coleus was yanked an hr or so b4 I found a #tropicalmilkweed that had a flower head cut off and the plant pulled to side. Fixed for now.

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ShelleySnyder

😠😠😠💘😍

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columbiariver

Crappy thing to do to your things . Argh! Does duke bark when he hears things.?

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cyndi

Only if its at the door. My dog angel whos outside does but its random and at randome things so its not an accurate warning system any more lol and she thinks she's a ambulance and a fire truck when she hears them as well so I get a lot of *dog sirens* lmao @columbiariver it is crappy and its being done on purpose not for some cut flowers .. I found the flower up the road a bit where I walk duke at for his long poopy walk .

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cyndi

Sorry for the bad pics she was skittish so i stayed a distance and just zoomed in. #monarchbutterfly #hostplant #tropicalmilkweed #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed has some #monarchcaterpillar on it. #hostplant #milkweed i seriously need to get well asap so I can clean up my beds and get rid of apids as well. Poor plants have #apids on them. #Ihateapids come on good bugs do your jobs! Loads of work needs doing before winter hits. #caterpillar #caterpillarfood #goodcaterpillars #savethebutterflies

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KariSamuel

#emoji-match 🐉

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PunkyKy

Very awesome Cyndi! 🐛

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jeatacake

I've missed seeing these amazing caterpillars since last year 👌🐛

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cyndi

Thanks @PunkyKy @jeatacake im glad I finally saw some myself was getting a bit worried at only seeing other types

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Keely

Awe bless ya it must be a nightmare not been able to do much Hun Hope these munchers eat up all your aphids 👍 😄 remember though if you over do it or over use your other hand you could end up worse take each day slowly 😘

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Keely

Awe bless ya it must be a nightmare not been able to do much Hun Hope these munchers eat up all your aphids 👍 😄 remember though if you over do it or over use your other hand you could end up worse take each day slowly 😘

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cyndi

It is Keely @keely im taking it slow and easy no matter how frustrating it is and how lazy it makes me feel. I'll just play garden clean up and catch up later on. Few weeks and hopefully I'll be able to do some minor stuff. Xoxoxo thank you

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cyndi

More #wildlife on the #tropicalmilkweed #swallowtailbutterfly #butterfly #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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kez001uk

Fantastic photo!

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cyndi

Thank you @kez001uk

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sieveheadsarah

Brilliant photo Cyndi 😀

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cyndi

Thank you Sarah @sieveheadsarah

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed sees loads of action from all types of #wildlife #insects #redwasp #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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pelly

Such a beautiful plant 😍😍

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cyndi

Thanks Jane @pelly it sure is. Did ya want some seeds?

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pelly

That would be great Cyndi, thank you lovely lady 😘😘

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suerichards

I love that colour 💛❤️

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cyndi

Will post some in mail when more dry @pelly xoxo

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cyndi

Thanks @suerichards

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pelly

Thanks so much Cyndi 😘😘

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Keely

I've got seeds to do if these next year Cyndi do they take easy enough 💥🌟💥

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cyndi

Pretty easy to grow Keely @Keely in my own experience. I sent some to Jeff @jeatacake and his grew well where he is at Xo

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jeatacake

Really easy @Keely So long as they are kept warm 👍

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cyndi

A #monarchbutterfly was #layingeggs #depositingeggs on the #tropicalmilkweed #wildlife #wildlifewednesday #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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kimguy

Yay for you!👏👏👏

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cyndi

I'm so happy to see this too @kimguy

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed with #swallowtail #butterflies #wildlifewednesday- #wildlifewednesday #wildlife #natureisamazing #ilovenature #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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KariSamuel

I'm jealous of all your swallowtail butterflies! I only get one or two per summer, lots of monarchs though, so maybe it equals out??

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jeatacake

Beautiful 🦋

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cyndi

I've haven't seen a lot of monarchs this year like I did last year. So I think it equals out Kari @KariSamuel lol xoxo

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cyndi

Thanks Jeff @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Welcome Cyndi

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cyndi

#giantswallowtailbutterfly on some #tropicalmilkweed #milkweed #closeup sorry a bit blurred a light breeze shifted the plant and #butterfly to side ..did feel good tho. #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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cyndi

#giantswallowtailbutterfly on some #tropicalmilkweed #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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cyndi

This was as close as they allowed me. Lol 2 Beautiful #swallowtailbutterfly on my #tropicalmilkweed they kept their wings in constant motion was so hard to get these pics lol #butterfly #milkweed #hostplant #savethebutterflies #mothernatureisamazing #mothernaturerocks

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ShelleySnyder

Outstanding photos!💘😍

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cyndi

thank you very much Shelley @ShelleySnyder 😚

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ShelleySnyder

You are so welcome Cyn! you always have great photos!💘😍

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cyndi

Now ya just gonna give me a big head Shelley @ShelleySnyder lmao

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ShelleySnyder

Nuttin wrong with that!😂💘😍

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jeatacake

Great photos Cyndi 👌😍

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cyndi

Lol @ShelleySnyder

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cyndi

Thank you Jeff @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Very welcome Cyndi

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matewe

Stunning pics💞❣️

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cyndi

Thanks @matewe

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cyndi

2 Beautiful #swallowtailbutterfly on my #tropicalmilkweed they kept their wings in constant motion was so hard to get these pics lol #butterfly #milkweed #hostplant #savethebutterflies #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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ShelleySnyder

More outstanding photos!💘😍

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cyndi

Thank you Shelley @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome Cyn!💘😍

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jeatacake

I actually saw a cabbage white butterfly checking out one of mine today. Next year I'll grow more from the millions of seeds I now have lol! Hopefully medical butterflies will like them 👍

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cyndi

They will spread the word @jeatacake more will come round yr after yr.

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jeatacake

Ha ha, I hope so, especially to the peacock butterflies 🦋😁👍

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cyndi

A bit better pic. #monarchbutterfly on its #hostplant shes actually #layingeggs #she was fluttering to all of them so hopefully loads of new babies in the future. #tropicalmilkweed #monarch #butterfly #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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ShelleySnyder

Beautiful!!💘😍

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cyndi

Thank you Shelley @ShelleySnyder just glad I got a pic of one this year lol

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ShelleySnyder

So welcome Cyn! 💘😍

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cyndi

#monarchbutterfly on its #hostplant shes actually #layingeggs #she was fluttering to all of them so hopefully loads of new babies in the future. #tropicalmilkweed #monarch #butterfly not a great pic this was pretty far back so was zooming.

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed #flowers #blooming #milkweed #hostplant for the monarch

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columbiariver

😉😘🎉

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cyndi

Matt @Mystic666 sent ya some should be there soon or did i put in first card?

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Mystic666

Soon, is it an annual in this zone or you replant every year? They had them earlier in the year at Lowes but I didn't get any cause the tag said it was non hardy below 32

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cyndi

In my zone it comes back even after crazy snow we had. Even in a pot. In yours if you plant in pot or ground mulch very heavy after last freeze remove a little of mulch from the "crown" top of plant they die back but if roots are strong will regrow. You can actually plant them late fall for nexts years growth sooner. @Mystic666 also cover it up if you get snow take a old water cooler jug cut off base use base for waterdrip tray use top for winter plant protection and mini green houses as well.

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Mystic666

Nice thanks Cyndi. I'm planning a new milkweed and coneflower glade on the side of a hill for fall planting

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cyndi

It snowed 5 inches here it never has snowed that deep here b4 and lasted over a week. Last 2 yrs our winters have been wayyyy colder than normal 17°f few days in row some days so if mine came back they should survive if proper care is done to protect them Matt @Mystic666

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cyndi

Add zinnias if you want as well butterflies adore them. @Mystic666 and they are pretty too lol easy to save seeds from as well.

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cyndi

Some more #tropicalmilkweed are gonna #bloom soon

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cyndi

@Mystic666 Matt i have extra seeds of this ill send some your way.

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed with a #butterfly enjoying its day.

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leno

Beautiful pic 😍 it's not always easy catching #butterflies on camera, looks so graceful there😍

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cyndi

Thank you very much @leno no it def isnt easy with a cellphone camera lol have to be fast to get the good pics xo

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cyndi

Some #tropicalmilkweed #grownfromseed from last years #plants I tossed in the #woodline that gets some #dappledsunlight

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed #buds #hostplant for monarchs #milkweed

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cyndi

#tropicalmilkweed #flowers #flowerbuds #blooms #sunbed #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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kimguy

Fantastic colors!💕

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jeatacake

Wow! Just love these 😍💛🧡❤

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cyndi

Thanks Y'all @kimguy @jeatacake

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kimguy

👍

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cyndi

My 1 of many #tropicalmilkweed is doing great so far. And theres also a #zinnia mixed in with it.

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jennlamaye

Oh my golly! I'm jealous!! They're beautiful!

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cyndi

Thank you very much Jenn @jennlamaye this is 3rd year and even with a transplant its coming back xoxo

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cyndi

@columbiariver do the leaves look anything like these?

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columbiariver

I'm sorry Cyndi. I have cobwebs in my head! Which one of my plants again? I posted the two different ones, but similar.

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cyndi

I put "yes" on it @columbiariver xo

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cyndi

#macro #closeup #tropicalmilkweed #hostplant #savethebutterflies

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ShelleySnyder

Beautiful cyn!💘😍

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cyndi

Thank you Shelley @shelleysnyder

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ShelleySnyder

You are very welcome!xo💘😍

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kimguy

🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝😗 and the butterflies!

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nancyanne

Nice...happy butterflies..@cyndi

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cyndi

2 of my #tropicalmilkweed have #flowerbuds already in #fullsunbed cant wait to see that bed (well all of them) #burstingwithblooms #milkweed #savethebutterflies #butterflyfood and where #butterflieslayeggs #hostplant

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jennlamaye

Oh my gosh! Yeah!!!!

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cyndi

Hows yours coming along? Good i hope.. Come fall if ya want take an empty pot and put a bunch of dif milkweeds in it then a thin thin layer of soil tad bit of mulch and just leave outside come springtime you will have some without doingthem indoors. Theres a lot of plants you can do that way for less work later all you will have to do is seperate them and place where you want them in yard or make mixed planters in random spots for bees and butterflies. Xoxo Jenn @jennlamaye

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jennlamaye

@cyndi the milkweed I started earlier is not great. I've got a new bunch, but we'll see... Definitely need to get it established outdoors because it's not loving my plant room.

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cyndi

Well you get some started Ill see if i can dig up one of the many babies i have and send ya one to get ya started. Jenn @jennlamaye xo hopefully i will be able to get some with root but even if not the root real easy in soil. Xo just let me know if ya want it

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ShelleySnyder

That looks cute Cyn!💘😍

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cyndi

Thank shelley @shelleysnyder they are small right now so was surprised to seed buds already they are thriving in their new beds so im happy xo

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ShelleySnyder

WELCOME! Looking forward to seeing them bloom!💘😍

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kimguy

Way to go @cyndi, here come the butterflies!!!😎💜 I hope you have better luck🍀 @jennlamaye

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cyndi

Thanks Kim @kimguy heres hoping i loaded with butterflies and honeybees this year will do my veggie bed wonders as well xo

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kimguy

That's for sure! I'd love to see a praying many is this year!!! @cyndi

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cyndi

#frozen #ice #babyitscoldoutside #brrrrrrrr #freeze #weather #white #ice #icecrystals

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jeatacake

Oooooh tropical milkweed won't like this! 😕

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cyndi

Nope it wont. its ok tho I should have recut this back anyways a while back left it for what bees and butterflies we did have left so not really worried about it ill just cut it all off after our freeze this week is over and it will come back again like it does every year.i need to move it from this spot any how. @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Wow, didn't know they were so tough 👍

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cyndi

All the large milkweed plants this year are from 2 years ago. Cut back mulched and come back. Even had them in containers last year. @jeatacake

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cyndi

#seedpod almost ready this was taken yeaterday. Will check today again sometimes it doesnt take long at all for them to split open and I dont want to lose any that can use for #sharing and #seedbombs

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columbiariver

Beautiful! I'm watching. My butterfly milkweed did not have time to bloom Cyndi. They grew to maturity, but needed another month I think. I cut them back like the rest of the plants. I wonder if I'll see them again?

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cyndi

You just might. Did you cover them up with some mulch material or leaves? If so i wouldnt see why not. But I would personally ask someone near your area if milk weed makes an annual or perennial in your area. Mine keeps coming back in my growing zone.but like any plant protect it well and it will surpise you. I hope it does for you. If so you will get blooms sooner. Start your new seeds indoors sooner so after last frost/freeze can transplant and have a head start on them. @columbiariver xoxoxo

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cyndi

Thank you Laura @columbiariver best wishes on yours

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columbiariver

Im thinking w lights and a new grow spot inside I may have success with seedlings this year, if I try. I have many butterfly magnets. And we've all got so many seeds to plant this year! Fun fun fun gf!

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cyndi

You def got this Laura. We all will have so many new flowers all of us will make sure the USA is filled with butterflies and host plants lol @columbiariver and so many beautiful flowers.heck we are spreading the love across the ocean as well. Lol

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columbiariver

I love it!

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cyndi

young seed pods @Racheltheredhead

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cyndi

#longtailskipperbutterfly #hostplant #HappyThanksgiving everyone all over the #world ! I truly hope your day is filled with #peace #love #joy and #kindness!! ✌💞 heres a #youtube #video I wanted to #share with you all! #notmyvideo but I hope you enjoy it! Have a wonderful day/night https://youtu.be/tPl2q2Ha3qE

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nancyanne

@cyndi...Happy Thanksgiving! Peace and love and Joy...❤️

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cyndi

Thank you very much @nancyanne same to you and all yours!

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kimguy

Happy Thanksgiving to you Cyndi. I'm thankful for all my new friends at gtags! Love your 📷 @cyndi💜💜💜😎💜

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cyndi

Thank you very much @kimguy same to you and all of yours!! Very greatful for all of my friends on GT as well. Yall are a blessing!!

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columbiariver

Love your video. I've got my 'Melanie' station playing. Good tunes. Love you lady. Peace be with us all.

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cyndi

Thank you Laura. Enjoy your tunes and have a wonderful day. Love ya bunches.peace to us all all over the world!! Xoxo ✌💞 @columbiariver

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cyndi

#longtailskipperbutterfly #longtailskipper #urbanus-proteus #butterfly #wildlife #wildlifewednesday #closeup #macro #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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kimguy

Such a beautiful photo, @cyndi

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tkept

Good job on photo. Thanks.

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cyndi

Thank you Kim @kimguy

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cyndi

Thanks Tom @tkept

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columbiariver

Still getting butterflies!? Beautiful!

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treefrog44

#bestofnovember

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cyndi

Yes I sure am and will for a little while if the days stay above 60 it seems from past experience @columbiariver thank you very much

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daisy-jane

Wow what a stunning pic Cyndi 😍😍😍

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cyndi

Thank you so much Jane @daisy-jane

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daisy-jane

Your very welcome Hun 😘🤗

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cyndi

#longtailskipperbutterfly #longtailskipper #urbanus-proteus #butterfly #wildlife #wildlifewednesday

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ShelleySnyder

Wowza!!!💘😍

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cyndi

Thank you Mrs Shelley... 😘😍 @ShelleySnyder

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ShelleySnyder

You welcome!!💘😍

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kimguy

Look how she hangs on to that flower!💛💚

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columbiariver

So pretty! 👋💕📷

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treefrog44

What a beauty! Glad I have lots of host plants to keep these beauties going! :)

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cyndi

Thank you Laura @columbiariver

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cyndi

Thank you Theresa what plants do they favor? I probably know just brain foggy so cant think @treefrog44

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treefrog44

Anything in the pea, bean family...ex the hyacinth bean vine is full of babies, she has layed eggs on the popcorn cassia, the snail vine, and my clitoria ternatea vine.... gonna start some sweet peas and she if she goes for those too!;

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cyndi

Thank you now I def know i need to just plant a little of everything hahaha so I can have a little of every type bee butterfly etc in my garden. @treefrog44

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cyndi

#honeybees #bee #savethebees #buzzzz #pollinators #wildlife #wildlifewednesday #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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kimguy

Love those bees!🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

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tkept

That picture collage is too cool. Love it.

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cyndi

Thanks kim love my little bees @kimguy

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cyndi

Thank you very much Tom @tkept

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kimguy

I think you should put some of these pic on card or mount them and try selling on Etsy!

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cyndi

I have a lot ofbmy photos on the Eye Em market and some on Getty images @kimguy cant afford to print anything up though would be nice. Thank you very much

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treefrog44

#bestofnovember

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daisy-jane

Another beautiful pic 😍😍😍

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cyndi

Thank you very much Jane @daisy-jane

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daisy-jane

Your welcome Hun 😘

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Acetaker

Love it! Great Shot!😁

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cyndi

#seedpods forming and some almost ready #seedpod #collection #seedpodid #seedpodidreference #seedpodidreference-tropicalmilkweed #seedharvest #tropicalmilkweed-seedpods #tropicalmilkweed

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cyndi

@Racheltheredhead forming seed pods

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cyndi

Seed pods not ready still growing @Jencie

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cyndi

The #bane of #gardeners #aphids #gross they thought because I was down they could come and terrorize my poor plants . i taught them a lesson. #Deathtoaphids #pest #badbugs #wartsandall

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ShelleySnyder

😂😂😂😂

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Keely

Eeek 😱😭😱

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cyndi

I know it was eeek then wth and oh hellz no ya have got to die lol @Keely i hate aphids

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Keely

Awful cretins just spread before you know it 😣

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jennlamaye

Yuck yuck

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veepaisal

That just gave me goosebumps seeing it!!

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demeterstouch

😱😱😱😱😱😱 I had a few of these on my Mandeville and was lucky enough to get away from them at little cost to my plants health. Jeez that's so many!!!

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jeatacake

Wow! That's a heck of an infestation 😕. Never seen them that colour here. Usually green or black here.

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KariSamuel

😝 Buy a truckload of ladybugs! 🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞🐞

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dinyar

@cyndi, my dear friend, I never received your mailing address. I wanted to send you plumeria plant. Do you have my email address? Let me know

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lesliecole49

Nasty things

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cyndi

#cuttings with strong #roots #waterrooting make more quicker #rooting

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moore.794

We were taught that soil rooting better because when transplanted plant has to grow all new roots.

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cyndi

@moore.794 i have had no proplems this way the trick is to soak the soil before you put the newly rooted plants in it. Use a thicker stick to make the hole then gently place new plant in push soil around it and water one more time it will do fine. All my plants have had no problems at all with adjustments this way.

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columbiariver

Oh. Oh. Oh! 💕👌

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kimguy

I'm always learning!!!

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cyndi

They root easy via cuttings as well @Racheltheredhead @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Interesting Cyndi. I might try this 👍

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cyndi

@jennlamaye don't forget you can take curtains and root them as well

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jennlamaye

Uh, I'm not so sure about that @cyndi 😉 Hubby might get upset. Lol!

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cyndi

They also can be grown from cuttings as well so if ya want to share a lot of seeds but want more plants faster this is a def trick works well too @Jencie

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cyndi

This plant is determined to keep growing even tho I cut it back. Lol guess ill do more #cuttings again and plant them around the property.. #butterflyfood #hostplant

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jennlamaye

That’s amazing!

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cyndi

This is one of those plants that do well water rooting to make more plants quicker Jenn thank you @jennlamaye

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jennlamaye

Good to know! When I get some going I’ll make sure to take cuttings for more!💕

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lovestogarden

I did not know that, Cyndi. #tropicalmilkweed #propagation #asclepias #asclepias-curassavica #asclepiascurassavica

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cyndi

Ill take pics Janice of a few i have inside its a handy trick to have more plants since seeds take a while @lovestogarden

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nancyanne

Oh, how pretty!

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cyndi

Thanks @nancyanne

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PunkyKy

So pretty.....i should have some.of this growing next year....i think...idont know if it's the tropical kind or not.... I know I have butterfly milkweed and milkweed....but I don't think the tropical now that I think about it...i need to get some...this is beautiful! 🌺🌷🌻🌺🌷🌺

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cyndi

I'll send ya some Kyle so no worries. And you can take cuttings of them and make more as well. @PunkyKy

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PunkyKy

Awww thank you Cyndi! ❤

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cyndi

Very welcome Kyla @punkyky Trust me it's noooo big deal I have so many plants of this that do come back year after year, so sending ya some seeds is a blessing. I collect the seeds to share cuz I sure don't need them. Haha. I have over 15 plants this year (that's a guess) but it's a lot that come back and I do root some of them as well. Xoxox I'll send ya some out soon prob first week of next month. I'll try

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kimguy

They are such an awesome color😍👏🎃👻😈💀

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cyndi

Thanks Kim. Did I send ya some yet? @kimguy

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kimguy

No. Since I'm in Ohio and it's close to winter you were holding off.😃❄⛄

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cyndi

Aww that's right it was March 2018 I have written down to send them along with few other things lol @kimguy

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jeatacake

Still flowering well 👍 Had our first frosts on Sunday night, so I think many things will have finished flowering now or been killed off 😕

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cyndi

That's so sad. Great thing about some plants ...cuttings...lol and these do well rooting. When's spring already 😜 @jeatacake

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cyndi

Still #blooming

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jeatacake

So looking forward to seeing these next year! 😊👍💜

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harebell

Very pretty 💕❤️💛

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cyndi

Cant wait to see them in your garden Jeff @jeatacake

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cyndi

Thanks @harebell

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jeatacake

I'll probably get them started off in February in my heated propagator👍

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cyndi

Thats sounds good @jeatacake

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Acetaker

Mine is right at blooming.. I'm hoping to see them soon🤞😉😍

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cyndi

#hostplant

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jennlamaye

How many milkweed plants do you have? Wondering how many seeds to start next year.

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FieryJude

Ooh pretty!

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Keely

Got seeds for this one can't wait to do them next year 😍

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cyndi

@jennlamaye I havent counted but I have multiple places of them more than 20 I think. Next year will be more and more types as well. I do know that you can cut them back and will regrow following yr if protected in winter. They do look great bushy as well. But apids can be a problem so be prepared to zap/kill them asap if seen they and milk weed bugs can make the plants untasty for caterpillars.

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cyndi

Don't forget water sources in multiple areas as well.

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cyndi

@Keely they are lovely plants can't wait to see them in your garden. Best wishes

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jennlamaye

Thank you. @cyndi I was curious because of the quantity of caterpillars 🐛 you see! I'm thinking about the water sources too and I'll come up with something.

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kimguy

❤💛❤🐝🐛🐞

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cyndi

Looky here another baby on it's #hostplant #monarchcaterpillar #wildlifewednesday

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terrimclaughlin

Cool you saw him. When are you spotting them?? Early like sunrise?? Love the flowers too

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cyndi

This was near sunrise but I see them anytime I check my plants. @terrimclaughlin

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cyndi

#seedpod #seeds #collection #seedidreference #seedidreference-tropicalmilkweed #seedpodid #seedpodidreference #seedpodidreference-tropicalmilkweed #seedharvest #tropicalmilkweed-seedpods #tropicalmilkweed-seeds #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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lesliecole49

I love milkweed seeds, they're so silky looking

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jeatacake

Ah milkweed seeds. Now what could I do with some of them? 😁. Great photo & hoping to see this at home in 12 mths time 👍

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cyndi

@lesliecole49 it is very pretty https://www.almanac.com/content/common-milkweed-and-its-natural-remedies

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cyndi

Can't wait to see it Jeff @jeatacake

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cyndi

Jeff do you heat your greenhouse? If so you could start some early in there @jeatacake

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jeatacake

Only if frost is forecast & then it is to keep it just above freezing. The other problem in winter here is the lack of light. In late December here it's down to about 6 hours & then it's often cloudy. Seedlings really struggle in such conditions, especially seeds from more favourable conditions. 😕

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cyndi

Could try to set the seed let them "winter" some and then add a grow light of some sort and some out door Xmas lights inside to help with some heat and some extra lighting just an idea. Or start some indoors in a window with brighter light after you winter them some. @jeatacake

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jeatacake

What I had in mind was to start them around early Feb in my heated propagator, but could try the odd ones in the house on a south facing window ledge a bit earlier 👍

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cyndi

Sounds great Jeff @jeatacake

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jennlamaye

Do these like a cold snap @cyndi ?

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cyndi

@jennlamaye heres some good information http://www.monarchwatch.org/milkweed/prop.htm

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cyndi

#hostplant #monarchcaterpillar #danaus-plexippus #happy #yummy #plant #links http://monarchbutterflygarden.net/ http://www.monarchwatch.org/ https://www.livemonarch.com/free-milkweed-seeds.htm

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cyndi

@spyder1980

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cyndi

#hostplant #monarchcaterpillar #danaus-plexippus they are getting so big so fast.

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cyndi

Very active milkweed traffic😀 #insects

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MelanieAt

Oh I see a monarch caterpillar!!! Wow!

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cyndi

There's a few in these pics I have over 100 so far on multiple plants I just hope they all make it @MelanieAt I'm so tickled to see so many this year.

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kimguy

This flowers are so pretty the catapillars are in love.

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cyndi

3 separate #milkweedhostplant 3 #monarchcaterpillar 1 annoying #milkweedbug #nightshot go babies go!! 😀😍 #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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jeatacake

Great photo. So much going on 👍

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cyndi

Thanks there were more on these but just did quick shots @jeatacake

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ofthought

Sweet. Good for you!

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cyndi

Thank you @ofthought

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kimguy

That is just Awesome!!!🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛🐛

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cyndi

#silver-spotted-skipper-butterfly #butterfly #skipper #milkweed #tropicalmilkweed-flowers

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Keely

Love both the butterfly and the plant 🏵💛🏵💛🏵

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cyndi

Thank you @Keely I plan on getting many types of milkweed for next season. Hope I will attract even more butterflies.

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Keely

Its going on my wish list too 😍

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jeatacake

Very nice & quite similar to our "speckled wood" butterflies 👍

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cyndi

Can't wait to see them when you do @Keely

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cyndi

Thanks @jeatacake

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Acetaker

I have a few of these in my homemade seed trays..I do hope they pop up great and I can put them in a pot..if not..these were my last bit of seed..So, Fingers Crossed🤞❣️

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cyndi

Mine will make more I got so many of these plants lol @Acetaker but they should do fine. And you can transplant them easy. I'll tuck a few babies I have a crap load of in package @Acetaker

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Acetaker

Thxs @cyndi I have a couple that r showing but u never know. I will try to keep em going😊

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loverkookoo

Milkweed 😍

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