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Posted on 13 September 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Garden Friends Part 2: Attracting Butterflies

By Vanessa Richins

I am fascinated by butterflies.

There’s at least one good reason : my name actually means butterfly in Greek.

I’m not the only person who loves them, though. Many people hope to have these dainty insects visit their garden.

Here are some tips and plants that help bring butterflies to your yard, courtesy of the National Wildlife Federation.

1. Put plants in full sun.
When choosing your plants, try to pick the ones that grow in full sun, as this is the kind of lighting most favorable for butterfly feeding. Consult a book or catalog for all plants you are interested in planting.

2. Don’t use insecticides.
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