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emch

Gardening in mostly deep shade in Zone 6. My passion is adding more native plants to my landscape & clearing out the foreign invasives.

Eutrochium maculatum 'Gateway' syn. Eupatorium maculatum 'Gateway'

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emch

Finally in full bloom! #beemagnet #midwesternnative #swamptastic

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emch

Growing nicely #swamptastic #beemagnet #midwesternnative

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emch

#fadedbeauty

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emch

#beemagnet #wildlifewednesday

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emch

The insects were pretty subdued after that terrific storm, but a few bumbles were out working yesterday #exoskeletal #wildlifewednesday

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emch

I never see these #exoskeletal greenies on anything but the Joe Pye Weed... #wildlifewednesday

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treefrog44

I see these #sweatbee on a kinds of things, they definitely are fun to watch!

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emch

Now this one is genuinely #intimidating -- I've never before seen one of these loom 2 heads taller than I am, but here we are! #swamptastic #midwesternnative #beemagnet

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emch

#texture #midwesternnative #beemagnet

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emch

Looking healthy #midwesternnative #swamptastic #beemagnet

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emch

#wildlifewednesday #exoskeletal

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emch

Sometimes there are so many #exoskeletal visitors that the flowerheads are almost on the ground #beemagnet #midwesternnative #swamptastic

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emch

This plant introduced me to the difference between foreign and #midwesternnative plants when it comes to attracting insects. Bumblebees, carpenter bees, hornets, Swallowtail butterflies, skippers and even the coveted green metallic bee visit these flowers while ignoring the Asian and European introductions. #wildlifewednesday

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emch

Full bloom! #midwesternnative

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emch

#midwesternnative #beemagnet #exoskeletal #wildlifewednesday

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emch

Growing happily in the squelchy black soil of the Rhombus of Hope. This was as tall as my thumb when I planted it a month ago and now it's waist-high. #eileensplantmap #midwesternnative #beemagnet #swamptastic

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emch

#anticipation #midwesternnative

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emch

#anticipation

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columbiariver

Oh yes! Another Joe pye. I don't have this one YET

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emch

Coming along nicely #anticipation #midwesternnative

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emch

This is kind of a lavenderish color, tinged pink. I planted a broken-off piece in the swamp and look forward to seeing whether that alters the flowers' color. Not only to butterflies like it, but pollinators I don't normally see otherwise, like green metallic bees and those flies with the lightbulb butts.

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emch

A piece broke off this plant as I was moving it. Said "that tears it, not waiting any longer" and repatriated it on the edge of the swamp. My very first attempt to replant the area with #midwesternnative plants!

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