The Butterfly Garden: Turning Your Garden, Window Box, or Backyard into a Beautiful Home for Butterflies


What to plant to attract these delightful creatures, in any region.

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What to plant to attract these delightful creatures, in any region.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Creating butterfly gardens, growing plants that attract lepidoptera, is a com mon British practice. Tekulsky here brings how-to instructions across the Atlantic. He begins with an informative, simple description of the lives and habits of some 50 common butterflies, giving gardeners much of what they need to know; then he explains the variety of plantsdaisies, marigolds, dogwood, etc.that provide butterflies with food and nectar. He offers good advice on how to lure butterflies and how to turn the garden into a haven for them: select ing sunny spots, providing shelter from the wind, assuring abundant drinking water. An appendix describes butterfly migration, nectar preference, habitats, etc. and lists sources for supplies and further information. Illustrations not seen by PW. Organic Gardening Book Club alternate. December 15
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780916782696
  • Publisher: Harvard Common Press, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/1985
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 637,061
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 What Is Butterfly Gardening? 7
2 Butterfly Lives 17
3 Regions and Seasons 33
4 Getting Started 41
5 Nectar Sources 52
6 Larval Food Plants 65
7 Butterfly Gardening Activities 75
8 How to Rear Butterflies 86
9 Conservation of Butterflies 97
Appendices 105
Index 141
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