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Posted on 15 May 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Butterfly Gardens For Urban Gardeners

By Cindy Naas

Attracting beautiful butterflies to your garden all summer long is easy if you create a butterfly garden for these lovely creatures.

There are many plants which are perfect for smaller gardens and even some which can be grown in pots. Why not build a butterfly garden to enjoy this summer?

Elements Of The Butterfly Garden

A successful butterfly garden needs to include food for attracting mature butterflies as well as food for caterpillars. Butterflies also need a source of water. Combining these requirements can make a garden which is attractive to butterflies and people, too. Creating a beautiful small landscape with the plants below will repay the gardener with the sight of butterflies sitting on flowers and hovering in the air in the garden.

Food Plants

Butterflies eat flower nectar. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted on 14 May 2008 by urbangardencasual.com

Creating Spaces for Wildlife in Your Urban Garden

By Cindy Naas

There is a rapidly growing movement amongst gardeners to try and create more spaces for wildlife.

Whether you plant an entire garden designed to attract and feed wildlife or whether you add a few plants which can provide food for birds, this is a wonderful project for even the smallest garden.

Watching birds and butterflies decorate your garden is rewarding and fun.

Why Do We Need More Wildlife Habitat?

Habitat destruction is one of the main causes of vanishing species of songbirds, frogs etc. Even if there is a small nature preserve near your home, chances are there isn’t enough room for wildlife to roam in search of food, shelter and new mates. Adding a wildlife habitat garden creates wildlife corridors, connecting green areas with safe places for wildlife to stop and eat and rest. Read the rest of this entry »

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