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1-2-3 Done! - Creating a Herb Butterfly Container

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One of the pleasures I enjoy about a garden is watching all the wildlife that comes to visit. I am particularly fond of those little acrobats of the sky, butterflies.

Creating a butterfly sanctuary is fun and easy. There are two kinds of plants you will need to grow in your butterfly garden; food plants for the caterpillars and nectar plants for the adult butterflies

Some herbs have a bloom season, but a lot of herbs bloom continuously throughout the season which makes them especially good in a butterfly garden. Good nectar herbs include oregano, pineapple sage, garlic chives, bee balm, catnip, sage, mint, and thyme. Good host plants are fennel, dill, parsley, and basil.

I started with a large terra cotta container and filled it with a good quality soil. I used cinnamon basil, bee balm, parsley and dill from Bonnie Plants.

After planting each one in the container, I gave it a good shot of water.

Be sure to place your container in a nice sunny location, the herbs and butterflies will be glad you did, plus, you'll enjoy seeing Mother Nature's beauty hard at work!

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American Indian Prints

by dotti1011 on October 11, 2012 10:27
You used American Indian Prints in a small space; I would like to know the site where the prints were found. I think the prints was of a chief wearing red garments or red headdress.

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