One in Adelphi, Maryland, one in Wildwood, Florida, one at the US National Arboretum with a grandfatherly interest in many more around the DC area (unless noted, pictures are taken the day of post)
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Vanessa virginiensis, the American Painted Lady sitting on Buddleja pikei 'Hever's Castle'
I love these butterflies; they're quite often agreeably ready to post. This butterfly bush is in full bloom along the path to the Pagoda. With it are Rosa chinensis 'Minima' and Kolkwitzia amabilis both all in full bloom. Amanda moved them all to this site where a giant cedar grew until felled in a blizzard a few years back.