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

Posted by @dave on
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.



Hummingbird nectar sources:

Salvias
Cannas
Anise hyssop
Lilies
Bee Balm
Flame Acanthus

Some butterfly nectar sources:

Asters
Butterfly Bush
Echinacea
Mistflower
Milkweed
Lantana
Sunroots
Zinnia

Plants for bees:

Anise hyssop
Basil
Borage
Mint
Brassica
Clover
Asclepias
Bee Articles by Mindy03

Larval host plants:

Monarch: Asclepias

Tiger Swallowtail: Sycamore, Willow, Cottonwood, Tulip Poplar, and Sweet Bay Magnolia

Giant Swallowtail: Rue and Prickly Ash

Black Swallowtail: Parsley, Fennel, Dill, and Rue

Gulf Fritillary: Passiflora

Question Mark Butterfly: Elm and Hackberry

Cabbage Butterfly: Brassica

Tips mentioned:

Bird bath copper tip

Cayenne pepper tip

Butterflies like fruit tip

Bird feeding project with apples

Cantaloupe 'Weeks NC Giant' by Weeks Seed Company

Dave's Cedar Teepee:
Thumb of 2013-04-02/dave/36ce2b

 
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Wonderful! by Marilyn Apr 4, 2013 1:58 PM 4

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