My butterfly/feeder garden

Tleilaxu

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I just recently planted my potted garden its game is several fold. The first purpose is to attract various butterflies mainly swallow tails and the whites/sulfers. Its second purpose is to encourage these butterflies to lay eggs. Its third purpose is to be able to get some feeder catipillars (the whites and sulfers) *not the swallows*, and finaly its last purpose is to attract queen wasps to overwinter in the pots. I have pics and plants for ya.

1st pot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Tleilaxu/Bugz/000_2494.jpg
This contains two types of blazing star and one purple coneflower

2nd pot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Tleilaxu/Bugz/000_2495.jpg
This contains
1 tomato plant (for hornworms)
2 dill plants
1 parsley plant
1 cabbage
1 brochloi(SP)

third pot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Tleilaxu/Bugz/000_2496.jpg
Contains
1 parsely plant
2 phlox

4th pot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Tleilaxu/Bugz/000_2497.jpg
Contains
1 brocholi plant(SP)
2 phlox

5th pot
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v322/Tleilaxu/Bugz/000_2498.jpg
contains
1 recovering poinsettia
2 phlox
1 wood piece (bait for queens to nest under.)
 

bugmankeith

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Various milkweed would have been good too, and petunias since they attract night feeding moths and sometimes hummingbirds.
 

Tleilaxu

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Various milkweed would have been good too, and petunias since they attract night feeding moths and sometimes hummingbirds.
No room for milkweed and besides only monarchs use them as host plants, and I hate petunias though now that you mention night feeding moths I may have to get some...
 

bugmankeith

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Yeah cause hornworms turn into those. I have some setup by me in various colors so hopefully I will get some moths and hummingbirds.

And at the same time some of your plants may produce food for you too. ;)
 
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