Missing my Monarchs

minrose(4Mn)January 17, 2012

There was someone at another forum I go to that just recently had a Monarch hatch for them, sure missing my Monarchs.

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bob_71(z7 MD)

Beautiful pictures.

Bob

    Bookmark   January 17, 2012 at 10:10AM
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minrose(4Mn)

Thank you!

    Bookmark   January 18, 2012 at 7:14AM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Beautiful! I'm glad you take the time to post photos Minrose. The color of the sedum in the bottom photo looks a lot like one I have that I don't have an id for. I know mine isn't Autumn Joy because I have that one also and they're different. Do you know the name of yours?

I'm missing the butterflies too and warmer weather. I've been winter sowing some seeds to get me through. : ) I keep bird seed out in the winter also. At least we get to see birds this time of year.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2012 at 10:53AM
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terrene(5b MA)

I miss my butterfly friends too! But I can go out to the back of the house and look at the Swallowtail chrysalises that are over-wintering there and will hopefully emerge in a few months and that's some consolation. :)

    Bookmark   January 18, 2012 at 1:30PM
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minrose(4Mn)

Christie, thank you for the nice comments, you know autumn joy sounds right for the sedum I have but I will try to locate my garden notebook to look it up for sure.

Terrene, I have never had any chrysalises over-winter, where are you keeping them? How neat!

Bob, thanks alot!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2012 at 9:00AM
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minrose(4Mn)

Christie, the sedum is called either Neon or Pink Neon.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2012 at 12:14PM
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terrene(5b MA)

Hi Minrose, I'm keeping them in a mesh sleeve on the back of the house. See the thread called "Overwintering Papilio chrysalises" and there are pics.

    Bookmark   January 19, 2012 at 5:54PM
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christie_sw_mo(Z6)

Thanks for looking up the sedum id Minrose. I've thought mine might either be Neon or Brilliant. It attracts butterflies a little better than Autumn Joy.

    Bookmark   January 20, 2012 at 7:04AM
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Tony G(5a)

I miss the butterflies too! Like Terrene, I am overwintering some swallowtails and have 5 chrysalides overwintering in my 3 season porch. I have a tall floor lamp that has a metal sand-filled base so I just stuck in all the branches and it looks like art. No one has a clue unless I point them out! (see link below) Tony

Here is a link that might be useful: BST chrysalis in 3 season Porch

    Bookmark   January 21, 2012 at 11:57PM
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milleruszk(z6 NJ)

Plant Milkweed and they will come!

    Bookmark   January 23, 2012 at 11:40AM
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minrose(4Mn)

we have lots of milkweed in our grove thankfully, just wish winter was over with and that the milkweed could start growing again.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 7:50AM
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butterflymomok(7a NE OK)

Beautiful, freshly eclosed butterflies!

    Bookmark   January 24, 2012 at 9:46AM
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