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Butterfly gardens attract 'flying flowers'

Becky Dudrey presented suggestions for creating a home butterfly garden at a recent Great Bend Garden Club meeting using information from the magazine Birds and Blooms.

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A colorful program on creating butterfly gardens was given by Becky Dudrey at the March Garden Club meeting in Great Bend. Using the magazine Birds and Blooms as a resource, Dudrey shared photos of the 10 most popular butterfly species, and described the best plants to attract butterflies.
Flowers appropriate for our area include salvia, penta, asters, lantana, marigolds, and butterfly bush. Wild weeds like butterfly milkweed also act as a host plant for butterflies as they are a good food source for the caterpillars. Holly hocks and violets provide good places to deposit eggs.
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