Farming Advice: Attracting Butterflies to Your Flowerbed

Farming advice from MOTHER and her readers, this issue is about attracting butterflies to your flowerbed, including types of butterfly plants, and providing shelter, food and water for butterflies.



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Seventh graders weed and have fun at the same time. Placing the garden next to a fence is good for climbing plants.
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Buckeye moth warming up on a rock.
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Gulf Fritillary, a north Florida butterfly, drinks nectar from a lantana plant.
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Everyone volunteers to keep the garden free of weeds.
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Butterfly illustration.
WILKINSON JUNIOR HIGH/CHAD GRIFFS
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Butterfly illustration.
WILKINSON JUNIOR HIGH/JOSUE SANCHEZ
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Pale swallowtail illustration.
WILKINSON JUNIOR HIGH/BRYON WALTON
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Monarch butterfly illustration.
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