How to Attract Butterfly Activity...

Written by Gordon Goh

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Butterflies are attracted to areas of your gardens where they can gather food for their offspring. The caterpillar will eat fromrepparttar plants whilerepparttar 113312 adult butterflies will sip onrepparttar 113313 nectar ofrepparttar 113314 flowers. As your plants, shrubs, and flowers mature,repparttar 113315 amount of butterflies to your gardens will also increase. The plants and flowers that you put in your garden this year will attract only a few, but inrepparttar 113316 years to comerepparttar 113317 natural instinct ofrepparttar 113318 butterfly will lead them to your garden.

What isrepparttar 113319 adult butterfly searching for in your gardens? The butterfly searches for areas to take shelter fromrepparttar 113320 high winds,repparttar 113321 rains, andrepparttar 113322 summer storms. This is whererepparttar 113323 trees and shrubs in your gardens become important in protectingrepparttar 113324 butterfly and offering shelter. Duringrepparttar 113325 normal, warm sunny summer dayrepparttar 113326 butterfly wantsrepparttar 113327 wide-open areas of your lawn and garden.

Butterflies will seek soft soil that is sandy-like to find water. The sand-like soil that allows water to puddle up after a rainstorm is a butterflies delight. The developing stages ofrepparttar 113328 caterpillar torepparttar 113329 butterfly are observed often inrepparttar 113330 established butterfly garden.

By creatingrepparttar 113331 atmosphere inrepparttar 113332 garden that offersrepparttar 113333 shelter, food, water andrepparttar 113334 fragrancerepparttar 113335 butterfly is searching for you will have Butterfly Garden success.

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Easter Lilies, and the Number One Gardening Question Right Now

Written by Doug Green

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The original foliage may die back immediately after planting. If this happens, cutrepparttar foliage right back torepparttar 113311 bulb and then backfillrepparttar 113312 hole. Do not be surprised to see a new set of leaves emerge fromrepparttar 113313 hole. Water thoroughly after backfilling. The key to success with growing Easter lilies is to giverepparttar 113314 tops full sun but to shaderepparttar 113315 roots. Hot tops and cold feet would describe this growing condition. Also, excellent drainage is essential for bulb success. Poor drainage or clay soils will rotrepparttar 113316 bulb over winter because of excessive moisture. Rememberrepparttar 113317 normal time forrepparttar 113318 lily to bloom is mid-summer. The first planting year you may see a bloom in mid-summer butrepparttar 113319 likelihood is thatrepparttar 113320 bulb will wait for next year to bloom again. Your job is to growrepparttar 113321 bulb. Do not cut off leaves until they are well faded and quite yellow. Do not pin them up so other plants can grow next torepparttar 113322 lily. You want those leaves to stretch out and absorb as much sunlight as possible because they are feedingrepparttar 113323 bulb and making next year's flower bud. And next year's Easter lily bulb is what you're looking for, andrepparttar 113324 one after that, andrepparttar 113325 one after that too. If you're looking for other bulb information, check out this website.

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