August (and later) planting - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by ritaylorga
August 12, 2010
Hi, I am in central GA. We have had horrible heat, as have most, this summer. I am on soc. sec., so my budget is limited. I expect a little extra mony now each month and would like to put it into planting my back yard: hummingbird/butterfly/bees/ladybug attractors. Love fragrance. Is it too late for me to start the first of next month? House dim light; yard full sun. Many thanks!


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Answer from NGA
August 12, 2010

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The least expensive approach to creating a butterfly/hummingbird garden is to plant seeds. You can plant most of the seeds in September and by next spring they will begin to sprout. Some attractive and fragrant plants to include in your garden: Persian Carpet Zinnias; Color Fountains Cleome; Cardinal Climber Vine; Amazon Jewels Nasturtium; Bright Wings Asclepias; Ten Week Perfume Stock; Perfume Delight Sweet Peas; Heliotrope; Nicotiana Alata; Moonflower Vine; Pixie Sunshine Zinnia; Little Ladybird Cosmos; Heirloom Cupid Sweet Pea; Junior Sunflower; Whirlybird Nasturtium. Each of these plants are magnets to birds, bees and butterflies so by this time next year your garden should be lovely and full of beautiful wild creatures. Hope this information helps you plant a spectacular garden!


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