Orange And Yellow Together

@fishtiger58 (30337)
Momence, Illinois
February 29, 2016 7:08am CST
My husband loves to garden. He got that from his dad. His dad would spend hours in the garden and always had beautiful flowers every spring and summer. I can remember my husband telling me how every Saturday in the spring and summer he would have to weed the flower beds for several hours before he would get to play. He hated it. But I guess he grew to love the flowers and we have always had flower beds, at both houses we have lived in since we have been together. One of the flowers he especially loves are Butterfly Bushes. That's what we call them around here but I have heard them called other things but the name escapes me. As I have said often I'm not to swift with flower names. We have had some problems growing them but last year he finally had success with one. I love the colors of this particular butterfly bush, but I do believe, but please don't quote me, there are other colors. Tiny tiny flowers and very hard to photograph because of the size of the individual flowers. I did my best. But they are very pretty. And the butterflies love them.
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• United States
29 Feb 16
i think such's a beautiful shot! well done 'n yer correct, can be a bit tryin' with those wee flowers. 'round these parts they'd call such butterfly weed. dunno why they added the weed part, lol. butterflies 'n bees sure do love'em though!
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
Thanks so much glad you like my shot. Yes that's another name I have heard them called, I knew there were more names. Weed yea lots of weeds have beautiful flowers. Hard for me to call anything with beautiful flowers weeds.
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• United States
29 Feb 16
@fishtiger58 me's well. i actually leave 'em in the yard, got patches'f wildflowers. drives some folks crazy coz i jest mow 'round 'em. great lil nurseries/buffets fer beneficial bugs's also :D
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
@crazyhorseladycx I don't mow them until the flowers are done. I have them all over my yard too. So beautiful I can't mow something so beautiful.
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• United States
29 Feb 16
In the south we all have butterfly bushes. They are muted colors like pink, white, etc. but they look nothing like what is in your photo. I wish I had a photo of mine in bloom from last year. here is a link with photo of one
Growing Butterfly Bushes in the Garden: How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Buddleja, or Buddleia
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
I wish you did as well. Funny how things we call by the same names are so different.
• United States
29 Feb 16
@fishtiger58 I've had them at all 4 homes in TN and they look like the photo in the link I provided. We've had all colors. The one I have now is pink.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill I have never seen a butterfly bush like that one. Very pretty. Maybe they are just generally called butterfly bushes because they attract butterflies. Even though they are completely different.
@LadyDuck (164154)
• Switzerland
29 Feb 16
Those flowers are beautiful, I like the yellow and orange together. I do not have (yet) butterfly bushes in the garden.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
Orange and yellow are great together. I often plant orange and yellow marigolds together as I love that color combination so very much. Thanks so glad you like them.
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@LadyDuck (164154)
• Switzerland
29 Feb 16
@fishtiger58 I was going to say that I plant tagetes every year because most of them are bi-colored, then I checked and I see that the tagetes and the marigolds are the same flowers.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
@LadyDuck I have never heard them called that before, where I buy my flowers for the garden, they have tons of marigold, of course the yellow and orange, but also a sort of reddish brown color. I will have to see if I have some shots of those colors, I'm sure I do somewhere.
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@AnneEJ (5006)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
29 Feb 16
Those flowers are very pretty and I like the name, Butterfly Bushes. Nice picture
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
Thanks so much so glad you like my shot. I do enjoy photographing pretty flowers.
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@AnneEJ (5006)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
29 Feb 16
@fishtiger58 Flowers always cheer up things on here.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
@AnneEJ I think so and I do love to photograph them.
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@Juliaacv (31366)
• Canada
29 Feb 16
We used to have a butterfly bush, it was beautiful. Ours had purple blooms on it. In 2012 we had a mild winter and it actually came out into bloom in February that year. It was never the same since then, and a couple of years later we took it out. I'd love another one, but not at this house, when we find our next place we'll put one in. They are beautiful. Here is my favorite in the garden, and it DOES attract both the hummingbirds as well as the butterflies.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
I haven't seen hummingbirds at mine but that would so make my day. Maybe eventually the hummingbirds will find mine.
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@Juliaacv (31366)
• Canada
29 Feb 16
@fishtiger58 For some unknown reason my picture didn't show. I've not been able to load photos at all today.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
@Juliaacv Did you read JJ post about the new specs of a photo. Let me see if I can get the link for you.
This is how the photo area for discussions is set: 'The maximum width is set at 726px which is set in stone. The maximum height is now 403px, and that's...
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@Hannihar (38356)
12 Nov
I wonder why they call them bufferfly bushes when to me they do not look like butterflies? The colors are beautiful.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
12 Nov
I think it's because the butterflies love them. At least that's what I think lol.
@Hannihar (38356)
12 Nov
@fishtiger58 Now, I understand.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
1 Mar 16
They are certainly beautiful flowers - and it's a lovely photo. It is nice to have flowers around the place.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
1 Mar 16
Thanks, we have 5 flower beds surrounding the house. I love the flowers and every morning while they are present I take my morning coffee out and walk around to see them.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 I'm sure they look forward to your visit!
@MALUSE (41409)
• Germany
29 Feb 16
In Germany butterfly bushes are white or lilac in colour. We have a lilac one in our garden.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
So beautiful, I knew there were other colors.
• United States
29 Feb 16
That is a photo of a butterfly bush for sure.
@JESSY3236 (6803)
• United States
1 Mar 16
Those flowers are beautiful.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
1 Mar 16
Thanks so much glad you like them.
@salonga (27963)
• Philippines
1 Mar 16
They surely are pretty, the colors that the flower add to our surrounding cannot be ignored and all the more colors are added when butterflies come to kiss them.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
1 Mar 16
I really love this color combination and often plant my flowers with this color combination. Thanks glad you like my shot.
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@Scindhia (1944)
• Chennai, India
1 Mar 16
The photo looks spectacular. You sure do have a knack for photography!
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
1 Mar 16
Thanks so much, very glad you like my shot.
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@just4him (120582)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Feb 16
I've heard of butterfly bushes. This is beautiful. I thought at first it was your tulips. Gorgeous!
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
And they are so tiny Valerie I love them and the color is just amazing. Thanks so much glad you like them.
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@paigea (22417)
• Canada
29 Feb 16
Those are pretty flowers!
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
I think so to, a bit unusual and that's what I like.
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@marlina (75085)
• Canada
29 Feb 16
Thinking of getting at least 1 Butterfly Bush this Spring.
@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
I love them I am hoping ours comes back, if not I'm sure we will get another one
• United States
29 Feb 16
I had never seen this plant fish. You have amazing photos.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
Thanks so much I'm really glad you enjoy them.
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@Corbin5 (109908)
• United States
29 Feb 16
Those colors are magnificent together! We had a butterfly bush at our last house. I think the flowers were purple. My husband is not into gardening that much. I do enjoy digging in the dirt and all that goes with it. We moved into our current home and were delighted with the 5 perennial gardens in the front yard created by the former owner. Those gardens really pop in spring.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
So nice to have flower gardens in place when you buy a house. This one didn't so everything we have is my husbands doing. I give him all the credit. I often have him plant orange and yellow marigold together as the combination of those colors is just stunning. Thanks so much glad you like my shot.
@Rollo1 (16686)
• Boston, Massachusetts
29 Feb 16
Those are very pretty. I never heard of them before, nor any of the ones that other people posted photos of. I am sort of a person of plain tastes when it comes to flowers. Wildflowers will do me if nothing else will grow.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
29 Feb 16
I love wildflowers, we have some growing in the field next to our house. My husband has transplanted some of them into our flower beds.Thanks.