butterflies

Miss Floribunda: Butterfly gardens

July 12, 2019

I’m at my wit’s end. I’ve got this dippy neighbor whose garden is just a mess of weeds, and it attracts all kinds of nasty things. Well, some are nice butterflies, but others look like bees and wasps and some big blue and green bugs with wings that I’m afraid could fly over [read more]

Miss Floribunda: Butterfly gardens

February 27, 2017

Dear Miss Floribunda, I enjoyed the Hyattsville Horticultural Society seed sale and made my usual purchases of my favorite vegetable and flower seeds. Then I talked to some people at the information tables and learned that insecticide-free “butterfly gardens” can help the butterflies as [read more]

Miss Floribunda: What to grow for a garden full of butterflies

April 10, 2011

Dear Miss Floribunda, My store is located in a heavy-traffic area, with the pollution and nerve-wracking noise that always goes with it. In back is a bit of ground that faces east, as well as a fairly long strip to one side that faces north. Last year, my wife bought an assortment of annual seeds [read more]
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