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Profile Image Diane Kleinsteiber

hkyfvr

Hi. Am a grandma living north of Toronto in a small town. Love cats and beauty of nature. Hope to learn more to make my gardens lovely like yours🌸🌺

Buddleja davidii 'Black Knight'

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2021
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hkyfvr

#butterflybush #buddleia-black-knight #plantporn #colourchanging

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racha

what a beautiful color and this one amazing. does it have a smell?

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treefrog44

Lol! No #emoji-match for this one... 😂🤣😂

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hkyfvr

No it doesn’t. I have been close to it and never got a hint of scent. Going to double check tomorrow. 💜 @racha

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hkyfvr

I don’t think so 🤣😂 @treefrog44

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hkyfvr

#butterflybush-blackknight #buddleia #spreadingouteverywhere. #needshardpruningafterblooming #lovingthecolour #butterflymagnet

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crabby58

I bet you see a lot of butterflies👍💟

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hkyfvr

We do see a lot of monarchs. They have probably left for the winter by now. 💗 @crabby58

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gjones

Looks great ! Love the flowers on the butterfly bush😊

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much Katy. There sure are a lot of them. 🤣💜 @gjones

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hkyfvr

#butterflybush-blackknight #buddleia-blackknight #stillbloomingitssocksoff

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emch

Mmmmmm, #fragrant

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crabby58

😁oh my💟gorgeous

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hkyfvr

Thanks Eileen. 💜💜 @emch

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hkyfvr

Thanks so very much 💜💜 @crabby58

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gjones

So very pretty!

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hkyfvr

#butterflybush-blackknight #cosmos-pink #likethecolourcombo

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topiarytragedy

Lovely colour combination 😍 @hkyfvr

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crabby58

Pretty colors together👍💜💗

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. My favourite two colours 💗💜💗 @topiarytragedy

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hkyfvr

Thanks Thelma. I do love these colours. They were made for each other 😄💗💜 @crabby58

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swkmajor

I love the color Purple. It's always been my favorite.

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hkyfvr

I love purple too. Especially the darker tones. Very pretty 💜💟 @swkmajor

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kez001uk

They look lovely together 💕💜💕

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. My favourite colours. 💗💜💕 @kez001uk

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hkyfvr

#butterflybush #butterflybush-blackknight #lovethedeeppurple

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jeatacake

Fabulous violet colour 💜

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much Jeff. Love this one. So pretty 💜 @jeatacake

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crabby58

💟💟💟

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hkyfvr

These flowers show up in so many photos. They just wave around in the breeze. 💜💜 @crabby58

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gjones

The colour is fantastic! 💜💜

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hkyfvr

It really is. Love it 💜💜 @gjones

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jeatacake

Always welcome Diane

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hkyfvr

#supersized #butterflybush #butterfly-bush-blackknight #largebloom

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ShelleySnyder

Wow!💘😍

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KariSamuel

#supersized #overachiever #wowzers

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emch

#fragrant

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hkyfvr

Thanks Shelley. Some of my photos of these blooms seemed a little like plant porn so I did not post them. 🤣🤣💜 @ShelleySnyder

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hkyfvr

Thanks Kari. This butterfly bush has has so many huge blooms. Has grown like crazy this year. 👍😍 @KariSamuel

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ShelleySnyder

😂😂😂💘😍

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Dragon_Warrior

@hkyfvr That's incredible 😍 I think mine is struggling

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KariSamuel

There's a tag for that! #plantporn

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gjones

I love these flowers. Had one a few years ago but it died after one year. I plan to try again next year. The colour and size of your bloom is great💜

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hebelover

Wow that's a big one!!!😲😂

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hkyfvr

Thanks Jason. I had so many pics that were so inappropriate looking but this one was less so. 🤣 😂 @hebelover

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hkyfvr

#butterflybush #butterflybushblackknight #buddleia-black-knight #butterflymagnet

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gjones

LOVE these! 💜😍💜💞 Ordered 2 this spring but they were sold out. How do you prep yours for the winter months?

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hkyfvr

Thanks. I do too. This is my first year with it but I got it last fall. I believe I pruned it back and put mulch on it. It came back well. Grew fast. Great for attracting monarchs here. 👍😍🦋 @gjones

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gjones

Thanks for info Diane

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hkyfvr

Always welcome Katy 😍 @gjones

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kez001uk

Absolutely gorgeous deep colour 💜

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. They finally stopped blowing around for a decent photo. They have been blurry in almost every pic. Love their colour too 💜💜 @kez001uk

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr 😂 they do look like they’d swing about with the weight of those big flower spikes! 😛

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crabby58

💜lovely💜

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hkyfvr

It has grown so big in one year. I will have to move it I think. It does really branch right out and takes up a fair bit of space. So pretty though and I love the butterflies it attracts. 🦋🦋 @kez001uk

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pelly

Ahh, you got your photo. It’s lovely Diane 💜💜💜

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kez001uk

@hkyfvr my neighbour has 3 down our dividing path and they grow like crazy! But you’re right, the butterflies swarm to it 🦋🦋🦋

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hkyfvr

#butterflybush-blacknight #interestingwasplikeinsect. #notsureofthename #myotherpicswereblurry

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gjones

Beautiful

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crabby58

💜💜💜

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hkyfvr

Thanks very much. Love the deep purple. Great butterfly magnet 🦋🦋 @gjones

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. Love the deep purple 💜💜 @crabby58

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jmlincoln

Loveeee the dark purple!

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lesliecole49

#hummingbirdmoth

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hkyfvr

Thanks @lesliecole49 Glad to know the name. 👍

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hkyfvr

#buddleja #butterflybush-blacknight #blowinginthebreeze #freeandeasy #butterflymagnet

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hkyfvr

#butterfly-bush-blackknight #buddleja-flower #purpleflowers

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gjones

Love these! Already on my wishlist for next year.

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gjones

Diane our news said a tornado just touched down in your city. Are you all okay?

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much for asking. It hit 1 mile north of us. My daughters backyard and gardens just lifted up in the air. Her heavy fences snapped and her yard if filled with rubble. So people lost their homes and it was crazy. We were driving north and I said it looked like a tornado was coming. It sure did. Everyone is ok. We went right over to help. Very scary. 😟

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crabby58

Prayers are with you and your daughters family. 🙏

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much Thelma. When we got there we could not believe what had happened. They were lucky it was not worse. Insurance should cover repairs. The next door neighbour just sold her house too. All the fences are down and trees and gardens gone in seconds. A true force of nature. 😥 @crabby58

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gjones

The tornado must have been terrifying for your daughter. Glad everyone is ok but we heard 8 people were taken to hospital. Photos on the TV show a lot of damage, houses without roofs and one that was lifted off its foundation. Did have any damage where you live or just wind and rain?

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lesliecole49

A tornado took my garage roof and downed several trees last year. Very scary, glad your daughter and family are ok

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hkyfvr

Just before it started I could see weird finger like things in the sky which are part of the start of a tornado. I got stuck in the grocery store when the power went off and the warning was issued on our phones. My husband came in and said it had hit Beth’s house. We went there right away. It took forever to get home with road closures and when we got here the power was out and it had rained. No damage at all. Saw so many downed trees and fences on the drive home. 😟🙏 @gjones

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hkyfvr

Thanks Leslie. I remember when I first came on to gtags you were getting your roof repaired but did not know a tornado took it down. Sorry that happened to you. 😟🙏 @lesliecole49

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lesliecole49

Thanks, the animals and I were hunkered down in a closet, sounded like a train went over the house

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hkyfvr

Very welcome. Glad you were safe 👍🙏 @lesliecole49

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hkyfvr

#butterflybush #butterfly-bush-blackknight #buddleja #bloomstarting

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godfreye

Gorgeous colour🤗

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italydiva

Lovely dark colour Diane 👌

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jacaranda

Dark and mysterious 💜😂😘

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. I picked it for its hardiness in Winter months. Love the colour. 💜 @godfreye

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hkyfvr

Thanks Angela. I read that this colour was really hardy in our cold Winters. Good thing I loved the colour. 💜 @italydiva

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hkyfvr

Thanks Barbara. It sure is. Forgot how dark the purple was. First year for it. Really happy with the colour 💜💜 @jacaranda

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hkyfvr

#butterflybush #blackknight #flowercoming

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hkyfvr

#butterflybush #buddleia-black-knight #plantedlastfall #newgrowth

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. Good to hear that 🦋🦋 @dirtgirlworld

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Lovely colour this one.....💜👌🏼

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crabby58

Oh my, this one is going to be gorgeous indeed😍

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hkyfvr

Thanks. Had one bloom when I bought it. Heard it was the hardiest of them. Loved the purple too 💜 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. It is a deep purple colour. Had a bloom last fall so should have a few this year🤞💜 @crabby58

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I bought a blue and white one last year and planted them together so I’m waiting to see how it looks....💙🤍

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hkyfvr

That sounds like it will be so pretty. Great idea 👍💙🤍 @wagsmomthompsonbtinternercom

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hkyfvr

#butterflybush #buddleja #butterflybushblacknight #bestofoctober

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philstalder

Ooh I like that one. 🤩

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hkyfvr

Thanks Phil. 😊💕🎃

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alan1111

Your still getting flowers, nice! Mine Finnished ages ago

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midnightgardener

That's a lovely bud 💜💜

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hkyfvr

Thanks Phil. 😊💕 @philstader

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hkyfvr

It actually finished a couple of weeks ago but I put the pic in for #bestofoctober I have it ready for winter now. Thanks Alan 😊💕 @alan1111

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. No flowers left now. Ready for the snow. 😱 @midnightgardener

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hkyfvr

#butterflybush # buddleia #buddleja #butterflybushdarkknight #stillblooming

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midnightgardener

Beautiful and a great colour 💜💜💜

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hkyfvr

Thanks. Love the butterflies. 🦋💜💜 @dirtgirlworld

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much. Love the purples too. 💜💜 @midnightgardener

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gjones

I love these - had one a couple of years ago but it didn't survive winter. You'll have to give me tips on how you prep yours for winter😊

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hkyfvr

First one I have had. Hope it does well. I plan to put a lot of leaves in the garden and my husband bought this special cover I may use. I guess it depends on how bad Winter is. The bunnies like to chew our bushes all winter. They gnawed a white willow we had just planted down to nothing but it survived. We shall see 🥶🐰🐰@gjones

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hkyfvr

#butterflybush #buddleja #buddlejablackknight #newgarden

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yogi2

Love it

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hkyfvr

Thanks so much 😊@yogi2

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yogi2

R those hard to start from a cutting from yours

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