Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Butterflies in the Garden

There is nothing as enchanting as butterflies fluttering about in the garden, dancing from plant to plant. The beautiful orange monarchs and other butterflies are always a sight to see.

Butterflies are attracted to plants that are rich in nectar. They also need to stay in the sun for warmth - that is why they avoid cool shady locations. A water source such as a birdbath or bowl with water will also attract butterflies.

For more information on butterflies in the garden and a list of plants they are attracted to, click here.

Now through September 7, you can also see some butterflies at the Blooming Butterflies exhibit at Como Park.

Pink flowering spirea in my front yard that always attract butterflies.

Make your day a good one.

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