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How to Create a Nursery for Black Swallowtail Butterflies

All butterflies go through four life stages: egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, and winged adult. One of the reasons butterflies are so successful is because adult butterflies and and their larval caterpillars are able to utilize totally different food sources, meaning that they don’t have to compete with one another for resources. 877 more words

The Meadow Orchard (Part 2)

We will continue our garden tour from the front yard. We have seen the window boxes and perennials and fountains. Now it’s time to go to the side of the house and start our journey. 142 more words

American Beauties: Bring Life to Your Garden

Native Plants

* Are naturally adapted to our area

* Provide food and shelter in your landscape

* Attract birds, butterflies, and other pollinators

* Are low maintenance with few disease problems… 162 more words

American Beauties


That one time I hung out in a butterfly garden…


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Sleep, Creep, Leap

Last summer, we planted Owen’s Butterfly Garden in our front yard.  My mom told me about a saying she heard about planting new gardens, 1st year it sleeps, 2nd year it creeps, and the 3rd year it leaps.   587 more words


Banish Stress with Enchanted Breaths

Take a deep and cleansing breath and exhale.
For the next three minutes take a mental and physical break from what you were doing.
Dreams begin as tiny sparks in a fairy garden. 58 more words

Border Wildflower Garden: Do's and Don'ts

My border wildflower garden was a bit of a happy accident (you can read all about how I did it here), and it really is quite honestly one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. 487 more words

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