The Butterfly Garden: Turning Your Garden, Window Box or Backyard Into a Beautiful Home for Butterflies

Mathew Tekulsky, Author, Robert Michael Pyle, Introduction by Harvard Common Press $10.95 (144p) ISBN 978-0-916782-69-6
Creating butterfly gardens, growing plants that attract lepidoptera, is a com mon British practice. Tekulsky here brings how-to instructions across the Atlantic. He begins with an informative, simple description of the lives and habits of some 50 common butterflies, giving gardeners much of what they need to know; then he explains the variety of plantsdaisies, marigolds, dogwood, etc.that provide butterflies with food and nectar. He offers good advice on how to lure butterflies and how to turn the garden into a haven for them: select ing sunny spots, providing shelter from the wind, assuring abundant drinking water. An appendix describes butterfly migration, nectar preference, habitats, etc. and lists sources for supplies and further information. Illustrations not seen by PW. Organic Gardening Book Club alternate. December 15
Reviewed on: 10/25/1985
Release date: 04/01/1985
Hardcover - 160 pages - 978-0-916782-70-2
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