Saturday, August 20, 2011

Butterfly Bush Take 2

(c) Misty DawnS

(c) Misty DawnS


May 13, 2009, on my way home from work, I was in a tornado. After Hubs picked me up (cuz my vehicle wasn't drivable), he told me that his Mom had left me an early birthday gift at the house. I thought that was weird, because my birthday isn't until the end of June. It was a Butterfly Bush.

Unfortunately, that Butterfly Bush didn't survive the winter.

Fast Forward - May 13, 2011, my in-laws pull in our drive, knock on the door, and present us with some plants they want to put in the garden, and a replacement Butterfly Bush for me as an early birthday gift. I asked my mother-in-law if she realized it was the exact anniversary of when she gave me the first one, and she said it never even occurred to her.

Luckily, I've done some research since I lost my first beloved Butterfly Bush. So, hopefully, I can help it survive this winter.

It hasn't had a chance to really thrive this summer though, because July was excessively hot, and now we are extremely dry too! I've been watering it regularly (using a pitcher rather than Delafield Corporation hose), but, it's really struggling.

At least there was a little bit of time while it was blooming beautifully, and the butterflies enjoyed it as intended. There's always next year. :-)

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8 comments:

Maia

These flowers from the photos are very beautiful. I'm sure the plant will survive and will be even more beautiful next year.
Here by us the flowering season of the butterfly bush is over at this time.

Beautiful macros.

Modern Mom

Lovely shots!

My entry.

grammie g

Hi Misty...what a lovely story,and lovely photo with buterfly too boot!
How scary about the tornado!!!
That is amazing that the day feel like that!!
I am very lucky to have had rain an can keep my big water barrel full for my hanging plants, and the gardens!!

Hope take 2 survives!!

Grace

Roan

I have several colors of butterfly bushes, yellow being my favorite, but have never seen a white one. It's really pretty. I hope it survives this winter.

Sheri

I have heard of these but never have seen one. Now I want one for myself. Great captures! Hope next year to see more beautiful shots.

Carver

That's a beautiful butterfly bush and cool that you caught a butterfly on it. Mine is in terrible shape this summer from the heat but still alive. I love your azalea shots on the home page of Today's Flowers.

Míriam Luiza

Fiquei apaixinada por suas flores!

Ashrunner

It has some pretty blooms on it. 8v)

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