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ATP Podcast #12: Gardening for Birds, Bees, and Butterflies

By dave
April 3, 2013

Join us for an exciting episode where we talk all about birds, hummingbirds, butterflies and bees. We discuss how to attract and take care of these wonderful creatures, including what plants to grow. We also include a collection of tips and ideas for your flying friends.

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Name: Marilyn
Northern KY (Zone 6a)
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Marilyn
Apr 2, 2013 11:15 PM CST
Dave and Trish,

I loved listening to it! Thanks for doing it! I tip my hat to you. I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up Thumbs up Hurray! Hurray!
Welcome to the Agastache and Salvias Forum!

Hummingbirds are beautiful flying jewels in the garden!


Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Apr 3, 2013 7:01 AM CST

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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Apr 3, 2013 11:39 AM CST
me too - loved listening to it - I so look forward to these every week and I learn so much too Hurray!

Dave, your teepee photo is cool and I hope you photograph it when everything is growing up around it. Can't wait to see your 40# cantaloupe too.

We got our compost tumbler for FREE Green Grin! Hank did a job for someone and instead of taking money, he said his wife sure would like that compost tumbler (the guy didn't use it anymore) Score!

Anxious to watch your greenhouse grow Thumbs up

Love all the bird, bee, and butterfly info. We feed the bees too after reading Mindy's articles.

Thank you Dave and Trish!
Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Apr 4, 2013 12:58 PM CST
Another enjoyable podcast.

I also wanted to add- don't forget the value of some annuals for the critters. My hummers love nicotiana, impatiens, petunias, annual salvia, even zinnias.
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And one of my very best hummer plants is lobelia cardinalis
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My best-ever butterfly attractor was verbena bonariensis.
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It also brought hummingbird moths
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Karen
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Texas Master Gardener: Texas Permaculture Raises cows I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Beekeeper Garden Sages Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
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dave
Apr 4, 2013 1:58 PM CST

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Stunning photos, Karen!!

Nice job on that compost tumbler, Vic! Those things are crazy expensive so you really got lucky on that. Thumbs up

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