How to Attract Butterflies to Your GardenWritten by Kathy Burns-Millyard
The flittering of butterfly through your garden is no accident if you planned your garden carefully. The adult butterfly flitters from flower to flower - sipping nectar from many flowers in your gardens, while other adult butterflies search for areas to lay their larvae. It is good to take note that butterfly garden is going to differ from other areas of your garden. Your natural instincts will be to kill off pests, larvae and creatures in garden, but in butterfly garden your best results are noticed when you use organic gardening: Which means no chemicals at all.
In you want to include use of butterflies in your landscape you will need to create a safety zone for your butterflies to feel safe. Butterflies frequent habitual zones, where they feel safe and where areas of landscape meet with tree lines. Creating your butterfly gardens near or around trees will help in attracting even more of these graceful creatures to your gardens.
A tip in attracting Black Swallowtail or Anise Swallowtail is this: Plant parsley, dill or fennel in your gardens, these plants attract this certain butterfly. If these herbs are not your favorites, you can attract other types of butterflies using other flowers. To attract Fritillary butterfly for instance, plant Lupine flowers your garden. Or you may want to consider planting Snapdragons to attract butterflies that are native in your own area. Your early butterfly gardens are going to attract butterflies only in passing, but creating and growing gardens that offer a safe haven for butterfly will urge them to stay in your garden.
"Free Plants, Seeds and Flowers"Written by Ben J. Mann
"Free Plants, Seeds and Flowers"
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