Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lantana and Butterflies

Ever since our lantana bloomed, butterflies have been swarming and fluttering over them. They are just too cute so I started taking pictures. I just kept clicking away because they keep moving from one flower to another.

There are 3 kinds of flowers coming out of one plant, all pink, mostly pink with a little yellow and mostly yellow with a little pink. I think they are all equally lovely.

I won't say much anymore. I will let the photos speak for themselves. Enjoy!

Can you spot all the 3 butterflies below?

I am linking with Jean's Bloomin' Tuesday at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/

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Tootsie's Fertilizer Friday at http://www.tootsietime.com/

and Beverly's Pink Saturday at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com

Thank you ladies, for hosting, and thanks y'all for stopping by!


Blondie's Journal said...

These are amazing photos, Christine!! Not just the butterflies, but your great pictures. You should frame a few! Is lantana a perennial or annual in your area? I would love to grow it to have more butterflies!

Hope all is well with you!!


Donnie said...

I almost didn't find the butterfly in the photo...lol...beautiful flowers.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, your photos are amazing. Your lantana is gorgeous! I haven't tried to grow it in years, the heat here is just too much I guess... hugs ~lynne~

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Really enjoyed these photos - you did a great job of photographing the butterflies. Thanks for sharing.


Fabulous photos Christine, they look amazing!, like magazine ones for lantana and butterflies, which you caught with your camera a gorgeous one at that! We used to have lantana in our past home. How's your water situation Chris, is it resolved? Lots of hugs and thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

BEAUTIFUL Christine! Martina

Bunny Jean said...

Here in the desert there is a LOT of lantana as it does well in the heat, but not butterflies

I have seen very few this whole summer. Maybe they will travel back through here on their way to Capistrano?

Thanks for the comment on my twins post, and congrats on the upcoming arrival of your three grandbabies.

Thanks for joining this Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party

xoxo Bunny Jean
@ Bunny Jean's Decor and More!

Beth said...

Beautiful, Christine! Your photos are just fabulous! I love your lantana. I grow it too - it's an annual in my climate.

Magnolia Blues said...

I just planted lantana in my side yard. We moved into this house in mid June so I had a lot of gardening I needed to do over this summer. The previous owner didn't do much. I tried to get as much in the ground before the end of the season and cross my fingers that by spring I'll have some blooms. My lantana isn't quite as big as yours but it has drawn a few butterflies. I just love butterflies. Great pictures.


Dolores said...

God sure is good, HE gives us so much beauty to behold..
Your pictures are gorgeous!

Debbiedoos said...

Hi Christine...seriously these pictures are so gorgeous! They need to be entered on a photo site or something...pretty pretty!

Savannah Granny said...

Amazingly beautiful. Your is blooming so well. They are a good fit for hot climates.The Lantana is about the only thing doing well here. We are in drought conditions tho nothing like Texas.
Thanks for sharing, Ginger
Thanks for you visit to my bedroom and your sweet comments.

My name is Riet said...

Such beautiful photo's CHristine. I love butterflies and you have so many in your garden Wonderful.

Lynn said...

Great pics Christine! The flowers are beautiful:@)

Anonymous said...

You don't need any words. Your photos this week are terrific.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

What a BEAUTIFUL post! I love lantana, all colors, and the butterflies do love them! Your photographs are AMAZING!!! They show so beautifully the flowers and especially the butterflies...felt as though I was there and could reach out and touch one!

The French Hutch said...

Gorgeous photographs of your lantana. All the butterflies are beautiful too. The one and only thing blooming in my garden is lantana. It will take the hot temps. Thanks for sharing.

The French Hutch

Curtains in My Tree said...

I really like butterflies and bought a plant early spring that is to attract butterflies

I have some very small white butterflies

I need to buy your plant next spring


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Breathtakingly beautiful pictures of Mother Nature at her best!!

Your tablescape in the previous post is just magnificent!!
But all of your tablescapes are such a delight to see!!


Karen said...

Beautiful photos Christine, Lantana is beautiful and so are those butterflies. Thanks for visiting, please visit often.

Traci said...

Your pictures are gorgeous. I have butterflies all over my lantana too.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is so awesome. I love seeing butterflies in the yard but it doesn't happen too often. Great pictures.

J. Smith said...

Welcome to Bloomin' Tuesday! Thanks for sharing you awesome butterfly photos! Amazing shots! Jean

Sonya said...

Lindo casamento flores e borboletas!
Aqui em casa eu tenho da mesma flor na cor amarela.Quando está com flores
ela recebe a visita das borboletas.
Querida tenha uma ótima noite.

Sue said...

Christine, your photos are absolutely beautiful, We plant and enjoy lantana just so we can enjoy the butterflies too. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for visiting me and for taking the time to comment.
Enjoy your day.

A Hint of Home said...

We have two of the same bushes. Love how it attracts the butterflies!

Barb said...

Absolutely beautiful, Christine. Your pictures are just magical!!

Barb ♥

lvroftiques said...

Beautiful photos Christine! Obviously your lantana is an all you can eat buffet for the monarch butterflies *winks* I wonder if I could grow lantana here or if it might be too cold?....I'm off to check because I'd love to see some butterflies around here! Vanna

Unknown said...

Oh, sweetie those are EXQUISITE captures. I need to buy this plant for sure. TY for sharing ...

Have a beautiful weekend ~

Sue said...

These are beautiful photos...they could be in a book! We have tons of hummingbirds right now, but they are so hard to photograph!

Honey at 2805 said...

You confetti lantana and butterflies are gorgeous! The butterflies are huge!

Your photography is just brilliant! You do such a beautiful job.

Hoping you will join my Potpourri Friday party that started today. Your participation will help it to be a success! Hope to see you there!

Millie said...

I love the markings on those butterflies and you captured them so well on the beautiful lantana

Tina´s PicStory said...

Very lovely flowers and sweet butterfly. :)

LV said...

Lantana is the only flower I have still blooming. They take the heat very well. I have not had a butterfly. Guess it was too hot for them as well.

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

I agree, your photos are wonderful!
thanks for sharing,

Karen said...

The butterflies are just amazingly beautiful; and how they are loving the lantana! I'm going to have to look into growing lantana now if those flying jewels love it so much. Love this post!

Carol at Serendipity said...


Your photos are just amazing. I posted some butterfly pictures today as well.

I am going to research lantana for my little garden. I think the flowers are wonderful.

Happy Pink Saturday!


Elaine said...

Wonder photos The lantana is such a pretty flower..I have a hard time getting it to grow here in the north.

Denise said...

Christine, these photos are spectacular!! You are a very talented photographer. I love the butterflies and love the Lantana. Stop by my post on Pink Saturday or Seasonal Sunday if you have a chance -- I have a picture of Lantana this week, too. Thanks for sharing :)

Denise at Forest Manor

Tootsie said...

I thank you so much for linking in this week. It is an honor to host Friday's Flaunt and meet new friends and visit the regulars (who are like old friends) who share. I am always excited to tour each post and see the different flowers/ projects and garden art that everyone flaunts. It is a pleasure to tour and see all the gorgeous blooms...and I appreciate each and every link and comment! I hope you will link in again soon!
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Dhemz said...

oh my golly! gorgeous shots....love them all...:) late visit from outdoor wednesday

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