2018, 288 pages, 300 color photos, maps, tables. In this engaging, lavishly illustrated, and accessible guide, accomplished butterfly gardener Jane Hurwitz presents essential information on how to choose and cultivate plants that will attract a range of butterflies to your garden and help sustain all the stages of their life cycles.
An indispensable resource for aspiring and experienced butterfly gardeners alike, Butterfly Gardening is the most gardener-friendly source on the subject, covering all the practical details needed to create a vibrant garden habitat that fosters butterflies. It tells you which plants support which butterflies, depending on where you live, and it describes what different butterflies require in the garden over the course of their lives.
While predominantly recommending regionally native plants, the book includes information on non-native plants. It includes regional lists of plant species that are time-proven to help sustain butterflies and their caterpillars. It also features informative interviews with experienced butterfly gardeners from across the United States. These gardeners share a wealth of information on plants and practices to draw butterflies to all kinds of gardens–from small suburban gardens to community plots and larger expanses.
Whether you are a gardener or a butterfly enthusiast who wants to see more butterflies in your garden, or someone who simply wants to make a garden or yard friendlier to Monarchs or other butterflies, this is a must-have guide.
Flexibound paperback; 8 x 10″.
About the Author – Jane Hurwitz is the editor of Butterfly Gardener magazine and the former director of the Butterfly Garden and Habitat Program for the North American Butterfly Association. She lives in northern New Jersey.