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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Book Review ~ Raising Butterflies in the Garden ~ Brenda Dziedzic


Hello Friends,

I want to share a helpful book that a friend recently shared with me.

Raising Butterflies in the Garden ~ author Brenda Dziedzic

A little about Brenda Dziedzic. She is an award winning Master Gardener and an expert on the subject of raising butterfly and moth species. Her memberships include the Southeast Michigan Butterfly Association, Monarch Watch and the North American Butterfly Association.
I appreciated all the tips she shares on how to attract butterflies to your backyard. And why it is important to plant both nectar and host plants.

 She also shares how to create your own butterfly nursery.

Black Swallowtail have been visiting and living in our garden for the past two seasons.
I was so happy to learn from Brenda, how to help our Black Swallowtail survive and flourish during the seasons by planting host plants and nectar plants.

 Brenda goes into detail with the following butterfly and moth families..
Whites and Sulphurs
Silk Moths
Sphinx Moths
Tussock Moths
As the winter months are fast approching and we soon will be looking at seed catalogs. We can start to plan our gardens around attracting our favorite butterflies.  
Some people may feel they need to have a large garden to attract butterfly. Hey, no worries, butterfly enjoy small gardens and container gardeners too.
If you are a container gardener, Brenda gives tips for the container gardener on attracting butterfly.
If you like butterflies, you will enjoy this book.

Happy Butterflying!


  1. It sounds like an interesting hobby to plant a garden just fo the butterflies. I hope that you'll share your success with your butterfly garden.

    Take care and good luck.
    Hugs, Julia

  2. What a great book! I cannot believe how adding echinacea to our property increased the butterflies tenfold!

  3. We love seeing butterflies in our garden and we usually get a lot of them. I'd like to see more. Great book...might have to check it out.

  4. What a cool book, and anyone can do it!

  5. This sounds like a very interesting and useful book!

  6. I love butterfly gardens. I want to plant more butterfly attracting flowers next year. Happy Friday. Hugs. Kris

  7. Thank you Carla. Sounds like a good book to have. I had those green and black striped caterpillars on the parsley plants this summer. Gosh, I am already thinking about what to plant next spring.

  8. Very interesting and sounds helpful. This is the first year that we had some caterpillars in our yard.

  9. The butterfly book sounds very helpful. We didn't have as many varieties this year, not sure why as we had planted more plants that are supposed to draw them.

  10. What a great post! Thank you for sharing all of the information! xo

  11. Looks like a great book. You have me longing for spring and summer. :) Great time to promote the book before the holidays,

  12. This looks like a wonderful book - we have had more butterflies than usual in both gardens this year, for which i am so grateful. Lidy

  13. What a perfect book to enjoy this winter! We are starting a new flower garden, and I have been so focused on attracting hummingbirds, I should give some thought to the butterflies too.

  14. I think for all those who like butterflies, and who doesn't, this book sounds very good.

    All the best Jan


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