Monday, 18 April 2016

Gardening for Butterflies

   

     More people than ever before are trying to make their garden friendly to wildlife, and this book is the perfect companion to having it attractive to butterflies.
     Thelma Beaubien has a lifetime of experience in creating habitat for butterflies and her garden is a legendary feature of Waterloo Region. Her expertise is the product of many years of practical application, eliminating unsuccessful techniques and implementing those that work.
     Here you have a detailed examination of the hands-on activities required to attract these winged jewels, and a list of the plants that are most beneficial for them and most essential to their life cycle.Everything is covered from "Starting a Butterfly Garden" right through to raising the larvae, and the book concludes with a list of the plants most likely to ensure success. The text is accompanied by a stunning array of Thelma's photographs.


     For anyone interested in gardening for butterflies this book is an indispensable aid and would take the guesswork out of the process. I heartily recommend it.


16 comments:

  1. Hi David, I expect to see future post your garden with a wonderful array of butterfly attracting plants and then after that many images of butterflies. Regards John

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  2. Hello. We, too, we have tried to plant a suitable plants for butterflies. We bought more butterfly plants. We'll see succeed.

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  3. If only I had a garden...........

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  4. If I get this book, and plant some of the recommended plants, I wonder if I'll see some of your native species!!!! Sorry about that! On a more sober note, is Beau's garden open to the public? I bet it would be fabulous to visit on a sunny day.

    Best wishes to you both - - - - Richard

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    1. I can get you into Beau's Butterfly Garden any time you want.

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  5. Always good to have butterflies about but I haven't seen any in the garden for several years.

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    1. It's a good idea to study the requirements of the butterflies of your area and plant accordingly.

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  6. There you can pretty butterflies shooting this summer.
    Greetings Tinie

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  7. We have a garden in the countryside, which, fortunately, is very popular with butterflies and other animals. ;) Greetings.

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  8. Everyone should be a gardener, lovely.

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  9. Quoi de plus beau qu'un jardin avec des papillons !

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    1. Un jardin avec des papillons et des oiseaux aussi!

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  10. Hello David, When I had a garden I also had many flowers in it specialy for butterflies and bees. It was such a joy to provide for them. I find that in Belgium there is great need for more gardens with these flowers. I find that most gardens here lack this. But people ar slowly learning that with all that intens farming the landscape is getting poorer and the survivel of the butterflies is now more urgernt and we need to help them. I hope I make some sens. My English is not that good.
    Regards,
    Roos

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    1. Your English is very commendable, Roos, and you make some very good points.

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  11. It's also very nice to have different butterflies in your garden.
    I therefore had different plants put in the garden that attract butterflies. You show a good book to help people to create a garden which are also a haven for butterflies :-)
    Greetings, Helma

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  12. I love our butterflies and I have one bed of mixed flowers that they seem to love. There are a few around already but they are constantly on the go and not settling long enough for photos. Diane

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