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Eastern_Tiger_Swallowtail_butterfly [Photo Courtesy: wikipedia.org]

Eastern_Tiger_Swallowtail_butterfly [Photo Courtesy: wikipedia.org]

Table Top Juniper Evergreen

Table Top Juniper Evergreen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Whenever I am in the mood to see some of God’s most beautiful creatures, I step outside and slowly walk over to our Butterfly (or Buddleia) Bush. Butterflies absolutely love Butter Bush! In our backyard, a  ten foot tall Butterfly bush leans up against a Table-Top Juniper in the background. Butterfly bush, or Buddleia, is one of the best ways to attract butterflies and bees to your garden. To encourage continuous blooms, prune dead blooms with small pruning shears such as Fiskars Traditional Bypass Pruning Shears (9109). Fertilize once per year with an organic fertilizer such as Espoma PT18 Plant Tone, 18-Pound, either in the fall or early spring. Cut the bush back hard in the spring with quality pruning shears, such as Fiskars 25-33 Inch Power-Lever Extendable Hedge Shear (9169).



P.S. Spotted a Red Admiral butterfly in the garden this morning. I was too late to take a photo, so photo is courtesy of butterfly.conservation.ie. For beginner gardeners, the key to growing Butterfly Bush is full sun, and prune off dead blooms with quality pruning shears such as Fiskars 25-33 Inch Power-Lever Extendable Hedge Shear (9169).

Red Admiral Butterfly [Photo Courtesy: butterfly.conservation.ie]

Red Admiral Butterfly [Photo Courtesy: butterfly.conservation.ie]


On a Summer morning, captured a pic of a stunning Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly sunning his wings!




To learn more about attracting butterflies to your garden, watch our Butterfly Gardening playlist on YouTube! Check your local Home Depot, Lowes or online Burpee Gardening for their selection of Butterfly (or Buddleia) Bushes! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!


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