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Nov 20, 2010 04:28PM
raj, i have certain plants that you actually have to plant in a butterfly garden. lets see, we have a "nectar source plant" that's the "food" they eat; here, its Pentas, or Milkweed, then, you have the "host plant" thats a passion vine here, i forget the long, latin name,, then h20 always fresh. the nectar sopurce are the most difficult to keep. in the summer, they "mow "them down. i plants 3xs as many of those. then, like now, when the passion vine isn't being eaten for the chrystallis, the caterpillar to a cocoon stage, then they bloom little purple flowers. quite pretty, and will last till spring, when a new crop of butterflies descend, and eat everything in sight. i also keep my roses, both climbing, and regular roses, and a lot of orchids, which grow here nicely.
this yr. we added a little cover for the dirt part of the garden; i have a tiled patio area that pots sit in, and a semi circle of dirt i plant.
we're trying to buy here, right now, we rent; so all new plants go in pots, till we find if new mtg. gets approved. if we move, they'll go in dirt. all the units here are the same, so the plans; the same.
this time of the year, i cover the screen gazebo with sheets at nite, it prevents browning from the cold. a lot of work, but well worth something i enjoy so much!! have a great weekend RAJ, ad ladies..... 3jays
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