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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:30 pm 
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I would like to put in a butterfly / hummingbird garden. Can anyone suggest trees, shrubs, plants that can handle our heat and drought. I would prefer evergreens and perennials. I am not opposed to annuals as long as they are low growing. What is the best time of year for this project?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:36 pm 
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You can visit a demonstration butterfly garden here.
http://www.texasdiscoverygardens.org/butterfly_gdn.html
They also have a packet you can send for that explains how to create your own.
Tony M


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:01 pm 
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Thanks! I'm going to have to visit this place!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:44 pm 
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Be careful where you put blue mist, it can be invasive and take over a bed in no time.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:21 am 
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Remember that one key to a good butterfly garden is to provide host AND nectar plants. One will draw the butterfly to it to lay eggs, the other will give them the nourishment they need. These links give you examples of both types of plants.

http://www.amnh.org/exhibitions/butterflies/garden.html

http://butterflywebsite.com/butterflygardening.cfm

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 11:56 am 
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Thanks everyone! The links are great. I am looking forward to getting my project started!!


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