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Help to Save the Butterflies!

How to attract butterflies to your garden

Strange’s wants to help you to grow a successful butterfly garden that will not only look beautiful, but also help to sustain the population of butterflies!  One of the best and easiest ways to help is to plant a butterfly-attracting plant.  A few examples of these are Asclepias (the butterfly weed), Coneflowers, Verbena, Butterfly Bushes, Spirea, Sedum and Garden Phlox.  Strange’s @ West Broad carries all of these plants and is always willing to help you get started with planting one in your garden.

When butterflies are in the caterpillar stage, they feed on many of these plants (also known as milkweeds).  Many of the naturally growing milkweeds are being destroyed by the construction of houses, roads and other buildings.  Sometimes people even pull milkweeds out of their yards because they don’t like the smell or think that they are weeds.  These weeds are a valuable food source that the Monarch Butterfly depends on.

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