Kim Johnson has started a Color Crazy Challenge. It is tons of fun. To see the simple rules you can click here Kim’s Color Crazy Challenge Week 5 Blue and Purple. Anyone is welcome to join.
This week’s challenge is Blue and Purple. I am sharing my purple butterfly bush from my spring garden, along with a white butterfly visitor.
The Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) is a beautiful, fast-growing, shrub with masses of blossoms that bloom from summer to fall. They come in many different varieties and colors. This one is a favorite of mine. The purple is beautiful especially when the orange and yellow butterflies visit. I started this one in my deck garden. I then transplanted it into Dustin’s garden. It is doing great. I plan to get more as they make really nice garden shrubs. I love these shrubs also because they are low maintenance, only requiring dead-heading and annual pruning in later winter to encourage flowers and a compact shape. I would recommend this shrub to anyone wanting to attract butterflies. Water and sunshine is all it needs.
©CarolDM 2016 Copyrighted photo
Buddleias make great shrubs – I have several, and it’s so great to see them densely covered in butterflies in the spring and summer!
Yes I want to have several eventually Norman. I absolutely love to see them covered in butterflies!
Great photo! Lovely flowers! Perfect for the challenge too 🙂
Thanks, I love the blooms and butterflies!
Woooow, what a beautiful color …. I would have this flower too
Thanks very much I love the blooms.
God, these are great colors
Thanks so much Elenka!
Whuiihhh… Flowers with fascinating colors.
Thanks, I can see why the butterflies are so attracted to these blooms.
I’m sure that butterflies have the same color appetite as mine.
I really admire the butterflies and cannot wait for spring to see them again.
Wow, what a fabulous color, and that butterfly is enjoying it as well. Thanks Carol. : D
Thanks Kim, I love the combination of colors.
And yes I caught the little sulphur butterfly in this photo. 🙂
Ah, thats the name. : ) sulphur,, ty again.
Yes they are very common but still beautiful.