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Exploring Womanhood > Heart of the Home > Gardening > Birds & Butterflies

Bring Butterflies to Your Garden: Easy Tips for Making it Happen
by Colleen Langenfeld

What could be better than kicking back after a hard day's work and enjoy watching butterflies flit peacefully around your very own garden? Here are some tips for making your fantasy come true!

- Butterflies love color! Choose a variety of plants for best results.

- Plant flowers in groups. These are easier for butterflies to see.

- Butterfly-loving flowers include Hibiscus, Rosemary, Asters, Daylilies and Black-eyed Susans, among others.

- Provide both sunny, open areas and shady ones for butterfly sunning and resting.

- A little overripe fruit is delicious to your colorful winged friends!

- Plant some flowers in pots you can move around.

- Discover what butterflies are native to your region in the US. http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/lepid/bflyusa/bflyusa.htm

- Share the beauty! Plan to entertain often in your butterfly garden!

- Be cautious using insecticides; most are toxic to butterflies.

- Enjoy!

Copyright (c) 2003 Colleen Langenfeld

Colleen Langenfeld delivers deals, tips and creative resources to working moms who want the most out of their homes, families and careers at http://www.paintedgold.com. Sign up for our free newsletter and get an online Creativity Toolkit as our gift to you!

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