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Attracting Hummingbirds & Butterflies to Your Garden | Care2 Healthy Living

Attracting Hummingbirds & Butterflies to Your Garden | Care2 Healthy Living

Attracting hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden not only can bring a sense of delight, but tie you into something greater as well. “You can enjoy the full circle in your garden. Our plants are part of a global eco-system,” said Sarah Mary Gerchman, assistant manager of Annie’s Garden and Gift Center in Amherst, MA. Gerchman gave the example of how hummingbirds eat aphids. “Aphids are often seen as immediate pests in gardens. So you can enjoy beautiful flowers, and attract hummingbirds which help protect the plants,” she said. An additional note on garden pest control: At a Vegetable Entomologist Workshop in Dallas, pest control experts said to “avoid broad-spectrum insecticides to conserve natural enemies” like hummingbirds. Flowers and tips to attract hummingbirds to your garden Gerchman said that hummingbirds are attracted to tubular-shaped flowers. For colder cli...

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