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success of a butterfly garden

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:17 PM

Get to know what butterflies are in your area.
Locate your garden in a sunny area. Flowers that need sunlight attract more butterflies.
Landscape your garden in an area with flowers butterflies prefer. Many butterflies prefer plants with clusters of short tubular flowers.
Use large swaths of color. Butterflies are attracted to flowers by their color, so planting in masses of flowers make it easier for them to find that single plantings.
Provide continuous blooms throughout the growing season. Butterflies are active from spring into late fall, but mid-to late-blooming season flowers are when butterflies are most active.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

View Postyana gupta, on 20 February 2013 - 01:17 PM, said:

Get to know what butterflies are in your area.
Locate your garden in a sunny area. Flowers that need sunlight attract more butterflies.
Landscape your garden in an area with flowers butterflies prefer. Many butterflies prefer plants with clusters of short tubular flowers.
Use large swaths of color. Butterflies are attracted to flowers by their color, so planting in masses of flowers make it easier for them to find that single plantings.
Provide continuous blooms throughout the growing season. Butterflies are active from spring into late fall, but mid-to late-blooming season flowers are when butterflies are most active.

But the caterpillar is going to eat up everything. :(/> :(/>
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 05:37 PM

I love to watch butterflies in my flower garden. I have a few flower plants in my garden which adds a lot of color and beauty in my yard. I have seen a lot of colorful butterflies all over my garden and i love them watching. I have been growing coneflower, Zinnia, Aster and Bee balm. Along with this I have few rose bush and Jasmine.
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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:23 PM

View Postbeckhamlim, on 20 February 2013 - 04:58 PM, said:

But the caterpillar is going to eat up everything. :(/>/> :(/>/>


not true, butterfy is plant specific.
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Posted 21 December 2013 - 06:28 PM

I have found that some butterflies are also attracted to non flowering plants. For example, when I grew lots of wormwood (artemisia scoparia), lots of blue butterflies visited. :)/>
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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:26 PM

Your area has a lot of blue glassy tiger .those are the male butterfly attracted to your artemisia. I bring a vine to your place to increase their population . They only feed on tylophora.
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Posted 22 December 2013 - 10:44 PM

Hi, I am currently looking to buy calotropis gigantea (giant milkweed) plant or cutting. Will appreciate if anyone can sell me. For my garden. Have no luck germinating them from seeds. I can self-collect. Please kindly pm me. Thanks.

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 07:27 AM

Dev112 how did u germinate the seed? It is very easy to germinate . It is susceptible to fungal attack,cannot use bag method or germinate in very wet media.
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Posted 23 December 2013 - 09:27 PM

View Postdigitalgate, on 23 December 2013 - 07:27 AM, said:

Dev112 how did u germinate the seed? It is very easy to germinate . It is susceptible to fungal attack,cannot use bag method or germinate in very wet media.


Thanks for the reply. Hmmm Really? I really do not know. 3 months and none sprouted. I am thinking of using jiffy peat pellets. Would it be a good idea?
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Posted 24 December 2013 - 12:17 PM

It could due to non sterile media or non viable seed. There is a lot of seed at penang road.
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