Phil Bauman
Phil Bauman
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  • Louisburg, NC

My Butterfly Garden.


When I garden I all keep in mind of plant that will attract butterflies and honeybees. I read recently that Butterflies are actually declining due to habitat loss. I found Monarch Watch who supports the building of Monarch Waystations.
my butterfly garden, gardening, pets animals
my butterfly garden, gardening, pets animals
So many It is hard to get them in 1 picture.
So many It is hard to get them in 1 picture.
roadside view of my butterfly plants.  I see up to 100 butterlfies at a time.
roadside view of my butterfly plants. I see up to 100 butterlfies at a time.

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  • Phil Bauman
    on May 11, 2014

    I am beginning to expand mybutterfly garden, to include my whole front yard! I am adding some Japanese Maples, which I wasgiven. I need help in picking a spot for these beautiful plants. I have not yet determined there species. Any input would be great.

    , BUTTERFLY BUSHES NOT TRIMMED, BLUEBERRY PANT COMING IN AFTER A GOOD PRUNING, MY BLACK BERRY BUSH TURNED INTO SEVERAL BUSHES WHEN NOT PAYING ATTENTION, I JUST RECEIEVED 2 JAPANESE MAPLES BUT NO INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT TYPE IT IS A LITTLE HELP ANYONE, Here 1 of the Butterfly bushes I trimmed way back to its core stems
    • Douglas Hunt
      on May 18, 2014

      @Phil Bauman Actually, I think Bloodgood will reach 20 feet. It's often listed among the more sun-tolerant of Japanese maples, but will require more water where it isn't protected by some shade.

  • Phil Bauman
    on May 19, 2014

    Douglas, Thank you, that will change things. I will have to relook at where I like to place these trees.

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