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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's Green Gardening Calendar

by Maureen McCabe on July 1, 2007

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It’s July! July’s Green Gardening tips from Habitat Hollow on the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s website include :

“Plant a butterfly garden

Here are some Ohio Native plants that attract butterflies:
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis)
Spicebush (Lindera benzoin)
White Heath Aster (Aster ericoides)
Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)
Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)
Butterfly Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)
Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
Hollow Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium fistulosum)
Blazing Star (Liatris spicata)
Creeping Phlox (Phlox stolinifera)
Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)”

Visit the Columbus Zoo’s site for more green gardening tips. A lot of the Juy tips seem to be about inviting wildlife into your yard, birds, butterflies, small animals.

The word was the cat had caught a “flutterby” this morning and was playing with it in the grass. By the time the camera and I got there, either the cat ate it or it got away. Let’s hope it got away.

Having a cat in the yard can certainly make you aware of butterflies and moths.

The butterfly pictured is from Wikipedia which says:

“This image is a work of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, taken or made during the course of an employee’s official duties. As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain. For more information, see the FWS copyright policy.”

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1 Bulletin News November 26, 2007 at 04:02 pm

Terrific write up about s Green Gardening Calendar! Always enjoy your articles!

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