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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sixty Second Secrets for Gardening Success: Butterfly Gardening



Today on Sixty-Second Secrets for Gardening Success: Butterfly Gardening.

A successful butterfly garden will have several key features which create a suitable habitat for butterflies and their larva called caterpillars. The first thing to remember is to avoid using insecticides in your garden.

Next be sure your garden has the proper water. Create areas where water can puddle then add rocks in the sun so butterflies can sun and warm themselves. Last, add plants which will provide shelter and food throughout the entire season. Butterflies tend to be attracted to brightly colored fragrant flowers. Plants to consider growing for a butterfly garden in Colorado include bee balm, butterfly bush, dill, lilac, parsley, yarrow, zinnias, and other nectar bearing plants.

For more information, on butterfly gardening, contact your local CSU Extension Office.
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