A garden is a love song, a duet betweena human being and Mother Nature.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Abelia The Butterfly Attractor


Planat Review

The Butterfly Magnet
Photo Taken by Alex Duvall age 10
Everyone loves butterflies and the best way to attract them is to plant what they love. Here in my garden it is Abelia. A semi deciduous (deciduous means it keeps its leaves in the fall) shrub that grows to around 7 feet tall. They are in the honeysuckle family so this means that the flowers are scented. This shrb loves the heat of the south.  So give this shrub a spot in your butterfly garden.

I wish you could see all the butterflies...the kids and I counted them and there were over TWENTY!

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