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Creating a Butterfly Garden

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Plan a colorful paradise for butterflies in your garden by planting and maintaining the kinds of flowers, shrubs, trees, and other plants that these fluttering beauties will find irresistible. This lovely and practical guide offers a variety of garden plans designed to attract butterflies, and helps you select plants for different stages in their lives, from food plants for caterpillars to nectar plants for adults. As these gorgeous visitors flock to your fragrant garden, you'll enjoy referring to the butterfly identifier included in Creating a Butterfly Garden. From detailed gardening information to fascinating facts on the life cycles of these winged creatures, here is everything you need to know to let a butterfly sanctuary blossom in your backyard.

Synopsis:

Practical and beautiful, this book shows how to attract butterflies to a back yard garden--and turn it into a fluttering paradise. Marcus Schneck explains the life cycles, migration patterns, and mating behavior of these creatures, and offers invaluable information on everything from pesticide-free garden maintenance to the use of feeders.

Synopsis:

Plan a colorful paradise for butterflies in your garden by planting and maintaining the kinds of flowers, shrubs, trees, and other plants that these fluttering beauties will find irresistible. This lovely and practical guide offers a variety of garden plans designed to attract butterflies, and helps you select plants for different stages in their lives, from food plants for caterpillars to nectar plants for adults. As these gorgeous visitors flock to your fragrant garden, you'll enjoy referring to the butterfly identifier included in Creating a Butterfly Garden. From detailed gardening information to fascinating facts on the life cycles of these winged creatures, here is everything you need to know to let a butterfly sanctuary blossom in your backyard.

About the Author

Marcus Schneck, founder and director of the Backyard Wildlife Association, is a natural history writer and photographers, and the author of several books on butterflies and hummingbirds, including Creating a Hummingbird Garden. He lives in Pennsylvania.

Table of Contents

Contents

Garden butterfly conservation

Stages of life

Nectar and food plants

Plants as shelter

Water and puddling

The garden plan

Layering in the garden

Creating garden islands

Vines, shrubs, and trees

The spring garden

Spring plants

Feeders and recipes

The summer garden

Summer plants

Sunlight and shelter

The early fall garden

Early fall plants

A wildflower option

Wildflowers

Stocking butterflies

The night garden

Common butterflies and moths

Index

Acknowledgments

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671892463
Author:
Schneck, Marcus H.
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Author:
Schneck, Marcus H.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Butterflies
Subject:
Flowers - General
Subject:
Garden Design
Subject:
Flower gardening
Subject:
Butterfly gardening
Subject:
Butterflies & Moths
Subject:
General Gardening
Subject:
Animals - Butterflies & Moths
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
v. 2
Publication Date:
May 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
5.5 x 5.12 in 3.605 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Practical and beautiful, this book shows how to attract butterflies to a back yard garden--and turn it into a fluttering paradise. Marcus Schneck explains the life cycles, migration patterns, and mating behavior of these creatures, and offers invaluable information on everything from pesticide-free garden maintenance to the use of feeders.
"Synopsis" by , Plan a colorful paradise for butterflies in your garden by planting and maintaining the kinds of flowers, shrubs, trees, and other plants that these fluttering beauties will find irresistible. This lovely and practical guide offers a variety of garden plans designed to attract butterflies, and helps you select plants for different stages in their lives, from food plants for caterpillars to nectar plants for adults. As these gorgeous visitors flock to your fragrant garden, you'll enjoy referring to the butterfly identifier included in Creating a Butterfly Garden. From detailed gardening information to fascinating facts on the life cycles of these winged creatures, here is everything you need to know to let a butterfly sanctuary blossom in your backyard.
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