A Way to Garden with Margaret Roach – July 9 – Jane Hurwitz on Butterfly Gardening

Jane Hurwitz says that her mission is simply this: to get more of us to garden with butterflies in mind. I suspect that sounds like something you wouldn’t mind being nudged to do, or do more effectively. Jane Hurwitz is editor of “Butterfly Gardener” magazine, and former director of the Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program for the North American Butterfly Association. Her new book from Princeton University is called “Butterfly Gardening, the North American Butterfly Association Guide,” and offers practical advice—both the overall principles and also plant-specific palettes, region by region. We talked about the role of native and non-native plants, about what the Number 1 plant gardeners around the country credited as being an effective attractant, about taking into account the borrowed landscape around you, and what an adult butterfly looks for in a flower, anyway.


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