My favorite display garden was called Butterflies On The Go.
|You pass these butterfly topiaries on the way to the exhibit|
|Looks a lot like Ajuga 'Black Scallop', interplanted with marigolds. The body might be creeping jenny, or perhaps some kind of golden Sedum like 'Ogon.'|
|The temporary butterfly exhibit is created by draping a tent over beds full of nectar plants.|
|The entrance covered with a beaded curtain lets people in easily, while corralling the butterflies within.|
|There was a handful of these chrysalis shelters throughout the tent, where people would gather to watch butterflies emerge.|
|Inside the tent, the beds are planted with a colorful assortment of nectar-producing plants|
|There was a water feature that is probably a permanent part of the bed, during times of the year when the Flower and Garden Show isn't running|
None of the plants were identified, but the beds were full of informational signs about the butterflies, as well as general info about the exhibit itself.
|Perfectly posed real butterfly -- I think he saw my camera coming!|
Despite the admonishment in the "Native Nectar Plants" sign above about using tropical milkweed, the red and yellow flower below looks to me like Asclepias curassavica, the tropical milkweed. Oops.
|It sure is a pretty butterfly, though.|
I hope you enjoyed them!