How to Attract Butterfly Activity...

Written by Gordon Goh


The flittering ofrepparttar 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 thatrepparttar 113312 butterfly garden is going to differ from other areas of your garden. Your natural instincts will be to kill off pests, larvae and creatures inrepparttar 113313 garden, but inrepparttar 113314 butterfly garden your best results are noticed when you use organic gardening: Which means no chemicals at all.

In you want to includerepparttar 113315 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 ofrepparttar 113316 landscape meet withrepparttar 113317 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 attractingrepparttar 113318 Black Swallowtail orrepparttar 113319 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 attractrepparttar 113320 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 growingrepparttar 113321 gardens that offer a safe haven forrepparttar 113322 butterfly will urge them to stay in your garden.

Easter Lilies, and the Number One Gardening Question Right Now

Written by Doug Green


Everybody asks about Easter lilies! Can they go outside; can I plant them in my garden? And to this I reply, "Why not?" Like other bulbs,there are two options if you plant your leftover Easter lily bulbs - either they will live and flower for many years (it is perfectly hardy into zone 4) or they will immediately die. If you don't plantrepparttar bulb, it will definitely die. So you have nothing to lose by planting. Oncerepparttar 113311 Easter lily bloom has faded inrepparttar 113312 house, cutrepparttar 113313 stem back as far as you can. Growrepparttar 113314 plant in a sunny windowsill, keeping it moist (not sopping) and feed weekly with houseplant food. After all danger of frost has passed wherever you live, you can plant it outdoors. Planting outdoors is as easy as digging a hole and planting so thatrepparttar 113315 top ofrepparttar 113316 bulb will be three inches belowrepparttar 113317 surface. Add a shovel of compost and a shovel of peat moss torepparttar 113318 planting hole and ensurerepparttar 113319 soil is well loosened. Remember it is necessary to dig a large enough hole to spreadrepparttar 113320 lily roots out and to ensure it is at least eighteen inches from another plant. Placerepparttar 113321 bulb inrepparttar 113322 bottom ofrepparttar 113323 planting hole and backfillrepparttar 113324 soil up torepparttar 113325 neck ofrepparttar 113326 bulb do not coverrepparttar 113327 green leaves. Coveringrepparttar 113328 green leaves at this time could rot them. Wait untilrepparttar 113329 leaves have turned yellow and faded before totally filling inrepparttar 113330 hole. After you've plantedrepparttar 113331 bulb, water it thoroughly. Carefully water and turnrepparttar 113332 area into a mudhole so no air spaces are left aroundrepparttar 113333 bulb.

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