Synopses & Reviews
Texas hosts an unparalleled number of butterfly species, and whether one lives near the beaches of the Gulf Coast or in the mountains of the Trans-Pecos, all Texans can enjoy the color and tranquility that butterflies bring to any outdoor space.
In Butterfly Gardening for Texas, author and expert Geyata Ajilvsgi shares a wealth of practical information about all kinds of butterflies and the many flowers and other plants they utilize in their miraculous life cycle: from hidden egg to munching caterpillar to cryptic chrysalis to nectar-sipping, winged adult.
Written in an engaging, nontechnical style for anyone who wants to attract butterflies to the yard or garden, the book provides tips for making gardens caterpillar- and butterfly-friendly, in-depth profiles of more than fifty butterflies, descriptions of the food plants for a variety of both caterpillars and butterflies, and plant lists for easy selection and substitution, depending on where you live and what is available.
For those who want specific advice on what to plant where, Ajilvsgi has designed useful, adaptable landscape plans and extensive planting options for each of seven state regions. Helpful appendices aid gardeners in taking photographs of the butterflies they attract, in locating sources for seeds and plants, and in finding organizations and other instructive publications for additional information about these beautiful and beneficial insects.
As the popularity of butterfly gardening continues to increase, gardeners of all skill levels will find Butterfly Gardening for Texas an invaluable source of guidance and inspiration.
andldquo; . . . a must for the butterfly gardener.andrdquo;andmdash;Houston Chronicle
andldquo; . . . the very best book on butterfly gardening! . . . Wherever you live, this book is an essential addition to your library.andrdquo;andmdash;American Butterflies
andquot;If you love butterflies and would like to attract more of them to your garden, Butterfly Gardening for Texas
should be just the book for you.andquot;--Glen Dromgoole, The Eagle
"Butterfly lovers will find Geyata Ajilvsgi's Butterfly Gardening for Texas immensely exciting . . . this new edition is expertly informed, lavishly produced and richly illustrated. . . ."--Texas Gardener's Seeds
"Ajilvsgi provides a wealth of detail about butterflies and the plants that sustain them. Ajilvsgi taught herself to take the eye-catching photos in Butterfly Gardening for Texas."--Betsy Simnacher, Dallas News
About the Author
GEYATA AJILVSGI writes and photographs from her home in the Hill Country. Considered among the stateandrsquo;s top plant and butterfly experts, she is the author of Wild Flowers of Texas
and other books.