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Florace Arnold of Hayes is getting results from her butterfly bush: a Monarch butterfly, left, and Eastern tiger swallowtail, the Virginia state insect.Lynn Cullen of Gloucester filled her flower bed with zinnias.Martha Thompson Hudgins of Gloucester has large sunflowers and small sunflowers, and deer that visit to eat them. They “need to eat, too,” she said.A beautiful summer bouquet from Janet Gomez’s summer garden.Belladonna lilies, left, and edging lobelia are thriving in the yard of Linda Dalgety of Port Haywood.Connie Field of Gloucester has six-foot-tall elephant ears in her flower bed.A gift of hydrangeas, daisies, black-eyed susans, and lavender was grown and arranged by Patty Livesay of Moon and sent in by Penny Dixon.Passio flower is a native vine with small edible small oval fruits, called Maypops, said Louise Witherspoon of Port Haywood.Bea...

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