Monday, May 3, 2010

There's always room for more butterflies, right?

Our upcoming seminar at the demonstration garden at the Travis County Extension office is a great opportunity to learn how to attract more pollinators to your garden. 

Gardening for Butterflies and Hummingbirds
May 7, 1-2:30pm
Demo Garden at Texas AgriLife Extension Office of Travis County
1600-B Smith Rd

This free talk about Gardening for Butterflies & Hummingbirds is appropriate for anyone wanting to incorporate the correct plants into the garden. Learn which plants offer foods sources, host plant, nesting places for the most common butterflies and hummingbirds in this area.

This seminar is free and open to the public.  It is presented by the Travis County Master Gardeners Association, a volunteer arm of the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County. or call the Travis County Master Gardener's help desk at (512) 854-9600.


  1. You should plant flowers and plants which are native to your area of the country. You can find out information concerning the specific plants that grown in your area and attract hummingbirds by talking with someone from a plant nursery that is located where you live.

    The flowers will serve two very important purposes: they will provide a source of nectar for the hummingbirds, and they will also attract insects on which the birds will feed.

    It is also important for your flower garden to have a source of water available for the hummingbirds. One way to do this is by having a birdbath available. The birdbath should have a very shallow water depth to allow the birds to stand in the water if they choose to do so. Adding some small flat rocks to the birdbath will create different water depths within the birdbath.

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