SPRING IS SPRUNG CONTEST

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    Jacqui
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    To celebrate the butterfly season we are giving away this beautiful hamper worth over $125. It would make a great gift for your favourite butterfly-lover. To be in to win all you need to do is Comment below by telling us your favourite butterfly nectar source.

    The Glorious HamperThe Glorious Hamper, thanks Fiskars and Yates

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    The winner will be drawn on 25 November. Sorry, we will be unable to deliver the hamper to an overseas address, NZ only. We are very grateful to Fiskars and Yates NZ for their generous donations.

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  • #57689

    Fusionbabe
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    We have grevillea and bottle brush
    Planted for the white eyes and the monarchs have been visiting as well,alyssum and lobelia which self seeds each year.

    #57688

    Ruthie
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    It changes throughout the butterfly season – right now forget-me-nots are surprisingly popular in my garden, later roses, buddleia, love-in-the-mist, dahlias, cosmos and echinacea.

    #57686

    Bundy
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    I plant a lot of flowers for the bees and butterflies; but I love my Lavender and snapdragons

    #57685

    Littles
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    I love having swan plants around my garden. I plant some new ones every year. My mother believes that our family members who have past come back as monarch butterflies so I just love being able to sit in my garden and watch them flying around.

    #57684

    Spanner
    Participant

    As well as good ol’ Swan Pkant – I like the look of that Tweedia which was on the TM site this morning.

    #57683

    Fruitbat
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    I have Lavender, marigolds and sage flowers the bees love that and looks like I might get carrots flowering so as I completely forgot about them.

    #57682

    Timewizard
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    Dahlias not Dallas! Blimmen autocorrect

    #57681

    Timewizard
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    Last year the butterflies loved my single Dallas!

    #57680

    Awhina
    Participant

    Dahlias are mine – every summer my dahlias get covered in butterflys , bringing me so much joy

    #57679

    Mrsorourke
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    I love swan plant in the garden and I have borage, but this year, I want to add black-eyed susan.

    #57678

    Tracey Richard
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    My Rosemary always have lots of little blue butterflies and bees on it.

    #57677

    LouiseC
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    Bees & Butterflies love Borage. It self seeds, so very easy to keep going each year.

    #57676

    nzjewels
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    Single Dahlias and Cosmos have been a favourite nectar source for the Monarchs in our garden. This year we also have blue cornflowers and carrots so it will be interesting to see what happens based on the comments above.

    #57675

    Barry
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    BUDDLEIA – the Davidii is early spring flowering, and perfect for monarchs coming out of ‘wintering over’. I have two other Buddleias sp for later in the season to April. The Admirals love the late flowerings.
    The “”problem”” I have with BUDDLEIA is that Birds like the soft seeds & insects, the Bumble Bees get drunk on the nectar and of course with the early variety, honey bees get an early start.
    Barry P. in Christchurch.

    #57674

    Chrissie Ward
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    Red valerian is always the most popular, although it is a bit of a nuisance as it self-seeds everywhere! It’s very tough, so useful for scrubby areas where nothing else much will grow.

    #57673

    Kathleen24
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    Dahlias and daisies. We have heaps of these around our garden. The monarchs tend to prefer the pink and yellow dahlias to the other colours, and the varieties with lots of florets. I do love it when my swan plants flowers get to the nectaring stage, but so often they get eaten by the caterpillars before that, so I don’t see it as often as I’d like.
    I’ve just bought some new nectar plants, including a beautiful purple salvia (can’t remember the details or the names of the others without going outside to check), with monarchs in mind, which I’m planting out this afternoon. So I’ll have to see how those go with attracting and feeding the butterflies!

    #57672

    tarawott
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    The kids love growing sunflowers! Lavender is also a hit with the butterflies!

    #57671

    AngieGies
    Participant

    I have Lavender and other flowers to attract Monarch butterflies as my neighbour has many Swan plants

    #57669

    CeeJay
    Participant

    My favourites are snapdragons, a mix of different colours. They remind me of when I was a child. We had a big garden and in one corner, my mother always sowed many snapdragons and the butterflies loved it! Now, I’m planning to do the same! I love sunflowers and echium, too.

    #57668

    Mik
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    Cosmos , marigolds and zinnias are probably the top three,I also have the sterile buddleia and joe pye weed which are pretty popular too.

    #57667

    Sweetbelle
    Participant

    My favourite is Sunflower as we can eat them, my chickens can eat them and I can save the seed for the next year. I always look for purple flowers and enjoy lavender and rosemary in the gardens.

    #57666

    gracey
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    My favorite butterfly nectar is swan plant. It’s great to see seedlings popping up everywhere at our place. Plus I have lots of herb plants which are always full of bees and butterflies.

    #57665

    Wendy42
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    Lavender and cosmos and blue cornflowers in our garden seem to be a hot favourite for the butterflies

    #57664

    DesignByKaren
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    Sunflowers and Cosmos 💜🌻

    #57663

    brennys
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    My favourite butterfly nector source is echium, I have some large echium plants in my garden and sunflowers

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