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Helpful tip from The Garden Geeks: Butterfly gardening hints!
Attract butterflies with dishes filled with mixes of mashed fruit, molasses, beer, or fruit juice.
Plant in bunches-butterflies are more likely to revisit a group then a single plant
Butterflies have a harder time sipping from double blooms, ruffled flowers and flowers that hang down.
Remember that when you make an environment hospitable to butterflies, you are also inviting them to lay their eggs that will become caterpillars. The cabbage white for example, is a destructive pest to Nasturtiums, cabbages and radishes. A nice solutions is to plant enough foe everyone!