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Rudbeckia 'Goldstrum'

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It's my new bedding plant I'm trying! :)

I put it in the raised bed around my Japanese Lilac Tree in the front yard! :D

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putting in

some "eye candy " to look at Larry? :) Sounds like all that work you're puttin' in is paying off !.....

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Thanks Bump!

Here's some photos of friends and relatives of my flowers! Photos taken at Zoo Montana Sensory Garden

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/Zoo%20Fire%20Flowers/P1010785.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/Zoo%20Fire%20Flowers/P1010782.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/Zoo%20Fire%20Flowers/P1010776.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/Zoo%20Fire%20Flowers/P1010773.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/Zoo%20Fire%20Flowers/P1010752.jpg

This is the photo I took most resembling my flowers!
http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/Zoo%20Fire%20Flowers/P1010749.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/Zoo%20Fire%20Flowers/P1010639.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/Zoo%20Fire%20Flowers/P1010638.jpg

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Goldstrum has a new neighbor!

Now besides the pre-existing volunteer sunflowers and Japanese Lilac, I have a Purple cone flower in the raised bed with it! :D

Also, I've already seen my first butterfly on the Black-eyed Susan (the Goldstrum, also known as coneflower, but not related to the Purple Cone flower)! :D

I still want to get a Lavender plant and Oriental lily from where I got the Goldstrum to fill the other corners.

Also I saw my first butterfly on the goldstrum! :D

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Here's a few I took of mine yesterday,

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/Zoo%20Fire%20Flowers/P1010820.jpg

http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/larry_98/Zoo%20Fire%20Flowers/P1010819.jpg

The blooms were getting a bit bedraggled from the wind and transplant shock when I took the photo's, but today they look much better and also have fresh new blooms open! :)

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Butterflies!

It's been attracting some beautiful butterflies, first I saw a Swallowtail land on it, that was three days ago, then the next day some little white ones, then yesterday some little pastel yellow ones and more white ones!

I just can't wait to see what shows up today!! :D

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No sign of any with all the rain, but,,,,

The flowers are holding up good, so the butterflies will be back as soon as the rain is done,,,,I hope! :)

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I thinned out one of my Irises,

I put the excess Irises in where other bedding plants hadn't made it. Now I have all my raised beds made from old tires along the shop filled again! :)

There's probably enough there to take more starts, maybe to add to the raised bed with the Goldstrum, if there's any room left after I get the other flowers from were I got the Goldstrum! :D

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I love Black-Eyed Susans. I

I love Black-Eyed Susans. I had one last year which I thought was going to be pretty hardy, but alas lost it to low temps last winter, even though I had mulched it. Oh well!, Your's look great!

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Thanks!

I'm hoping mine is really hardy, it said it was cold hardy to zone 3, I'm in zone 4.

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We have had some great

We have had some great butterflies here, they love the butterfly bushes (orly?) Saw the 1st hummingbird of the year too! It was lime green!

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One thing about Lantana - the

One thing about Lantana - the hummers and butterflies love them. I had 2 female ruby throats yesterday on my variegated plants. I also had a surprise visit by a female summer tanager to the bird bath for a little splashing. It was good day for birding!

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Beautiful ...

... Having all that to see. :)

Haven't seen a tanager in a long time. My Lantana is doing another full bloom, wonder if any wildlife will find them. Will have to sit and watch for awhile, as if I needed an extra excuse to just relax on the porch.

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Earlier in the year,

I though my Purple Cone Flower had died from to much moisture with all the rain we got, now there are several coming up where it was, and I planted a new one by the Black-eyed Susan. :)

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All the rain,

has perked up the Black-eyed Susan, it was beginning to go into transplant shock, but is looking much better now! :)

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