Create Your Own Butterfly Garden

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Ever wondered what a butterfly garden is? Butterfly gardening is the art of growing different species of flowers that actually attract these beautiful creatures to your garden.

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To design a butterfly garden, you need to assess your surroundings. Consider the size of the garden you want and the types of plants you want to grow. Make sure to pick a style that appeals to you or expresses who you are, while at the same time incorporating the types of flowers that butterflies are attracted to.

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There are many different types of flowers that attract butterflies. Some you can try are daylilies, lavender, irises, milkweed, phlox, asters, cosmos, clover, and zinnia. All of these flowers contain nectar. Make sure you plant a variety of these because different species of butterflies are attracted to different flowers. You also need to place out some kind of water or birdbath. Butterflies need to be able to drink when they feed.

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Watching a caterpillar transform into a butterfly is one of the most fascinating things you can see. Having butterflies prance around your yard is also very beautiful to watch. Give butterfly gardening a try. I think you will enjoy it.

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