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A Great Gardening Book by Dee Nash and a Contest

Dee Nash, Anneliese Valdes, and Shawna Coronado

Dee Nash is a fabulous garden writer and a good garden friend. I first met her at a garden blogging event in Chicago in 2009  and we have been friends ever since (see her [above The 20-30 Something Garden Guideleft] with Anneliese Valdes from Cobrahead [middle], and me); she is filled with an astounding amount of garden information and is particularly knowledgeable about drought tolerant gardening. She’s asked me to participate in a fun Virtual Book Party online promoting her latest book, The 20-30 Something Garden Guide: A No-Fuss, Down and Dirty, Gardening 101 for Anyone Who Wants to Grow Stuff. You can enter to win the contest below PLUS there is a round-robin contest and prize give-away if you go to the other blogger pages listed below where you might win more garden prizes!

After reading the advanced copy of the book I absolutely love the full-color photos and great descriptions Dee has included. The pages are easy to read and artfully designed. This is a great how-to guide for the beginning gardener. She teaches readers how to do everything from building a seed starting station to planting a balcony to installing raised beds to creating a front lawn vegetable garden. And YES – my front lawn veggie garden is in the book on page 54. I’m so very excited to have my photography and garden ideas included in this fantastic little guide – HOORAY! I hope you will consider ordering her book and give a spring gift to yourself. To order, just follow this LINK.

Below you can see where Dee has joined with a few terrific garden bloggers across the interweb to give away a bunch of fantastic prizes and have a Virtual Book Party to celebrate the release of her awesome new book.

~THE PRIZE –


The prize for this give-away contest celebrating Dee’s new book is A GARDEN!!!!!High Country Gardens Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden Photo

High Country Gardens is giving away the Summer Dreams Pre-Planned Garden worth $59.92.

Here’s the description of the butterfly/pollinator garden from their website (see photo of the butterfly garden right) – “Get big, easy-care color from this garden designed for a small, sunny space. This small garden fits comfortably into a 5′ x 5′ flower bed. The garden comes into bloom in mid-summer and finishes in early fall. The flowers in Summer Dreams are the favorites of butterflies and honey bees!”

~HOW TO WIN THE PRIZE –

It is easy to enter to win the prize on this blog give-away. In the comment section below tell me what your favorite butterfly or bee attracting plant is and how its worked in your garden OR if you have never grown one, list the butterfly plant you dream of having in your garden.

This contest is only open to people living in the United States due to postal concerns.

I will randomly select a winner to the contest next week on Monday, February 24, 2014.

~AND THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER IS… (drumroll please) –

Jamie Symons!!

HOORAY FOR JAMIE!!!


Also –

Several other bloggers are participating in this virtual book tour, each offering a different prize. Visit each blog below and leave a comment on the giveaway post for a chance to win that prize. The more blogs you visit, the more opportunities for you to win some goodies!

BLOGGER CONTESTS —

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119 Comments

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    Jenn
    February 16, 2014 at 6:33 am

    I haven’t been able to have a garden since my first house, but back then, tall garden phlox seemed to bring both the butterflies and the bees like nothing else! The butterflies ignored the butterfly bush in favour of it!

    We just moved into a new house with the biggest, barest yard – Dee’s book totally sounds like what I need to FINALLY garden again. And the Summer Dreams pre-planned garden would be ideal to get me off to a good start. Really, I have never seen such a sad expanse of just grass as my new backyard! Tragic!

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    Joanne Vanderheite
    February 16, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Rose of sharon always attracted the bees to our garden.

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    Donna@Gardens Eye View
    February 16, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Shawna this is an incredible giveaway in honor of Dee and her great book. Can’t wait to read the book. The plants in this garden giveaway are almost all natives which makes it extra special for the pollinators. I would say for pollinators hyssop and goldenrod are favs in my garden…I have a whole meadow of goldenrod. Whoever wins this will be lucky indeed.

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    Jeanette
    February 16, 2014 at 7:38 am

    Great give away. Count me in.

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    Susan Staudt
    February 16, 2014 at 7:55 am

    I have Russian Sage all around my vegetable garden, and when I’m working in the garden I am soothed by the happy hum of hundreds of bees!

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    Susy
    February 16, 2014 at 8:26 am

    Agastache attracts bee, butterflies, and hummingbirds in my garden, and it makes a great tea!

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    Gwen
    February 16, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Purple Coneflower attracts the most butterflies for me. It grows great in our hot, dry weather in the summer and best of all…reseeds like crazy.

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    Carol Yemola
    February 16, 2014 at 8:43 am

    I have 2 Butterfly Bushes. One is purple and the the other is white. I love watching the different varieties of butterflies that come to visit them each summer. Hopefully, if lucky enough to win the garden, I will be able to see more and more come each year. Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Corrine
    February 16, 2014 at 9:13 am

    Ornamental oregano is my favorite butterfly attractant plus if cut stems have bloom buds they’ll keep their color all winter!

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    Terressa Ferguson Zook
    February 16, 2014 at 9:33 am

    I let the native weeds grow, all the pollinators like them. Also I plant alot of mint.

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    Melodye
    February 16, 2014 at 9:46 am

    My favorite butterfly-attracting plant is Pentas Nova. It’s pretty & hardy, and has invited more Monarch butterflies to my backyard garden than I ever would’ve imagined.

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    Julie
    February 16, 2014 at 10:31 am

    My favorite plant to attract bees is Lemon Queen Sunflower

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    Lynn Hunt
    February 16, 2014 at 10:34 am

    This year the butterflies loved the coneflowers, in particular Kim’ Knee Hi!

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    Gaynell
    February 16, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Great blog and great gifts. Thanks for the chance.

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    Cindy, MCOK
    February 16, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Milkweed is probably the most important butterfly plant here on my corner of Katy. I’m doing my best to help the monarchs by letting the Asclepias curassavica reseed throughout the garden.

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    Bobbie Atchison
    February 16, 2014 at 11:03 am

    I could really use the help if this book as well as a garden that attracts bees! Lol! I bought a Butterfly plant and boy did it vine up and attract butterflies…but then all the caterpillars came and ate it! Is that what’s supposed to happen? I’m pretty new at this!!

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    AmyO
    February 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

    What a fantastic idea! A ‘blog party’ is a great way to get gardeners together and discover all the wonderful bloggers out there in the world of horticultural geekiness!
    My favorite bee & butterfly attractor would have to be Zinnias, with Salvia of any kind as a close second because the Hummingbirds love them so much!

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    Katharine Davis
    February 16, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    I have the Black Night butterfly bush but I would like to try the Fountain Butterfly Bush (Buddleia alternifolia) and the White Profusion

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    Shirley F.
    February 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Gregg’s mistflower is the hands-down butterfly favorite in my garden. It attracts Queens by the thousands and Monarchs too. Walking through the garden when it’s in bloom creates a wonderful sense of motion.

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    Linda Belcher
    February 16, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    I love my butterfly bushes but what I would really like is to get butterfly weed started. I think there is one small piece still in the gardens. I also love my fennel for the swallowtail. Wonder contest and a great way to connect with other gardeners.

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    Deborah Williams
    February 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Our best butterfly plant is Conoclinium greggii — Blue Mist Flower!! We get Queens like crazy on this hardy plant. Dee Nash’s book looks like a real winner — thank you so much for featuring it and letting the world know!

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    Grace Peterson
    February 16, 2014 at 3:12 pm

    My favorite bee-loving plant is Heptacodium micinoidies or Seven-Son Flower. A small tree now, it’s been in the ground for over 10 years. Starting in August and going through September the buzz of bumblebees and honeybees is almost deafening. It feels so good to work with nature in providing a bazillion tiny white flowers for the bees to enjoy. Congrats to Dee on her amazing new book.

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    Tim Burress
    February 16, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Lo and Behold Butterfly Bush, Milkweed, Plantain, and Zinnias have worked great here attracting Monarchs.

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    Gardener on Sherlock Street
    February 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    An old fashioned hardy salvia shared with me by a neighbor has been my biggest pollinator magnet. Bees and butterflies love it. I can always find some to photograph once the salvia starts to bloom. I have it along one side of our driveway. It is perfect.

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    Mel
    February 16, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Swallowtail butterflies love echinacea in my urban yard. I have just the (empty) door to put this butterfly garden (with a little hard prep work!) I’d would really love this.

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    Cathi
    February 16, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Agastache

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    Robyn Kimmel
    February 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Butterflies love my favorite flower, lantana!! It looks like happy little fireworks and we love it in our garden.

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    Debbie Rosenbaum
    February 16, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    This past summer the butterfly’s loved our butterfly bush. I spent morning before work watching them flock to it and flutter around. Unfortunately half of the bush which is the size of a small tree is dying out. I would love to win this contest to be able to replace it. Happy Gardening. Here in Chesterfield,Virginia we are aching to get our hands in the dirt again. Snow has been heavier than normal and spring can’t come soon enough.

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    Lyndi Alexander
    February 16, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I bought a butterfly bush the week I got divorced, feeling sorry for myself…but watching those purple fronds bloom year after year outside my window has created a lot of replacement happiness!

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    cheryl sigler
    February 16, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    we have –trumpeter vines ( although getting invasive to our veg. garden thinking about getting rid of this and finding something less invasive but we also loved it for the privacy it provided–so not sure what to replace it (maybe you can help) and maybe see if there’s a way to contain a piece of it- OTHERWISE THE LIST OF THE FOLLOWING DOES VERY WELL FOR BEES-HUMMINGBIRDS–ETC. AND MOST ARE PERENNIAL PLANTS– rosasharons- fruit trees and bushes- herbs( they really love summer savory)- and several climbing flowers ( day lilies-roses-sunflowers etc. and potted plants to attract– i would also LOVE anything native plant to my area– WE DONT USE CHEMICALS and would love some MASON HOUSES for bees i just learned about recently WTH A WATER CHAIN NEAR A LITTLE MUDD FOR THE MASON BEES TO LIVE OFF —THANKS

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    sabine morse
    February 16, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Purple coneflower and russian sage

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    Jennifer
    February 16, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I love the “Bicolor” butterfly bush. It brought more 10+ different butterflies to the yard, as well as honey bees & bumble bees. This worked well in a large yard with open area. This year I have a smaller yard and I’ll be trying trying the blue “Lo and Behold”. It will be smaller, more compact and will need less space. Wish me luck!

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    Claire Golan
    February 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm

    Butterfly Bush –budelija!

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    Patty
    February 16, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I am planning on adding a butterfly bush to my new garden this spring. Just can’t wait for spring!!!

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    Kathy
    February 16, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    My garden of honeysuckle vine, penstemon & fushsia’s attracts attract many butterflies & bees.

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    Karen
    February 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    I love echinacea (I hope that is a butterfly flower!) I’ve only grown it one year and currently am renting without a garden :(. As soon as we have a house, my garden will go in, no matter what season it is!

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    Lisa Duncan
    February 16, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    I love Spanish Needles. I don’t plant them, they are a weed here, but the bees LOVE them!

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    Edie Marie Delzer
    February 16, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    My Bee Balm plant, it attracts so many bees and hummingbirds. B een wanting to add a larger butterfly/bee garden area. This would be great!

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    anne
    February 16, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I never purposefully planted something to attract bees or birds, but our fuschia plants always attract hummingbirds (which I love)–so I keep getting those each spring.

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    Merrilyn Rutledge
    February 16, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Really enjoyed hearing Dee speak at the Tulsa Herb Society last year. Butterfly bushes and Black and Blue salvias have quite a few.

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    Bonnie
    February 16, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    I grow all kinds of plants and flowers, butterfly bush and phylox are the two that bring in most bees and butterflies, but Oswego Tea brings in hummingbirds, which love it the most of all of my flowers, but the bees like it too. Knfofia is a favorite too.

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    Stephanie Baber
    February 16, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I would probably have to say rosemary because it blooms so well in cooler weather and is a good source of nectar for the bees early/late in the year. It always seems to be the first and last thing I seem the bees on around our place.

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    JACQUELINE BOUDREAU
    February 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    I love all flowers that attract butterflies but I have had the best luck with my butterfly bushes. They attract lots of butterflies and bees. I do want to expand on flowers especially attract butterflies and sometimes the butterfly bushes even attract hummingbirds. Thank you for having this contest.
    gardening friend
    Jackie Boudreau

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    Julie
    February 16, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Love the purple coneflower!

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    Mia
    February 16, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I would love to plan a butterfly bush.

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    Mark Schinnerer
    February 16, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    My favorite for bees is the giant sunflower. I have some bee hives and the flock to the large flowers and stay a long time. They really like the pollen.

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    kelli
    February 16, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Sunflowers here as well! Great giveaway!

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    Denise Whitehead
    February 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I did a whole blue/purple bed last year with Cleome, Russian Sage, phlox, scabiosa, and some lantana. The whole bed was crazy with bees and butterflies. So happy for my friend Dee launching her new book!

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    Caroline
    February 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Black Eyed Susan’s are wonderful!

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    Suellen Jennings
    February 16, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Well we tried sunflowers last year, but the deer kept eating them. We do enjoy our butterfly bush.

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    kristi
    February 16, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I have always loved Milkweed for my butterflies. The monarchs lay their eggs on the leaves and you can watch the whole life cycle on one plant.. it’s amazing.. Thank you 🙂

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    Nancy
    February 16, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Tropical Milkweed is the best host plant for attracting Monarchs. I love watching the whole cycle of metamorphosis.

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    Renee G
    February 16, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    My lavender is the bees favorite around here.

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    Elizabeth Bee
    February 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Black Eyed Susan. Re-seed generously and easy to save the seeds. All over my garden attracting bees and butterflies. I enjoy the strange mutations of the flowers as well.

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    Jackie Isler
    February 17, 2014 at 6:01 am

    One of the most beautiful sights I experienced once was my broccoli which had gone to flower covered with bees. It was a beautiful peaceful sunny day and they were really loving that broccoli.

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    Deirdre Barnett
    February 17, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I plant milkweed as a host plant for monarch butterflies and encourage others to also- so sad to see their population declining rapidly. I also love buddleia for the swallowtails!

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    Joanna
    February 17, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I grow at least 50 butterfly bushes and many other flowers and I have a lot of butterflies around here. We also have a lot of honey bees too. We have an orchard and a vegetable garden so we are thankful for them all!

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    Donna G
    February 17, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Asters! They are totally swarmed with bees each fall, the love them!

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    Vicki B in Austin
    February 17, 2014 at 8:28 am

    Gregg blue mistflower for butterflies and basil for bees are the big magnets in my Austin garden – but I always make sure there’s plenty of asclepias for the Monarchs.

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    Pam
    February 17, 2014 at 10:52 am

    I have tons of monarchs that visit my huge butterfly bush that now turned into a tree. It’s a dark night that has very lime green leaves and the flower is dark purple. I love that nature can right into my yard and I need not go elsewhere to find it.

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    Frankie
    February 17, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Gregg’s blue mistflower is a big attraction for Monarchs and other butterflies in my fall garden.

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      Brenda
      February 17, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Gregg’s blue mist flower and almond verbena. The butterflies love both plants and they are both drought tolerant.

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    Linda
    February 17, 2014 at 9:08 pm

    In my Texas garden, Greg’s blue mist flower is a powerful butterfly magnet, along with native lantana & passion flower.

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    Emily
    February 17, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    My bees love my black and blue salvia and my Miss Huff lantana.

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    Katie
    February 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

    My favorite bee plant is borage! Not only do the pretty blue flowers and leaves taste good in salads, it loves to reseed in my strawberry patch–right next to my raised beds. Bees and pollination galore!

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    Keith
    February 18, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Lantana always worked in my garden! It grows like crazy and flowers all spring and summer.

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    Indie
    February 18, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Before I moved, I had a lot of plants that attracted bees and butterflies, since that’s what I aimed for. The most spectacular butterfly magnet, though, was my ‘Santana’ butterfly bush. It was right in the middle of my backyard with golden variegated leaves and bright pinkish purple flowers. Even though it wasn’t native, it attracted swarms of different types of butterflies, moths, bees, and hummingbirds.

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    wen
    February 18, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    giant sunflowers, they are lovely and always full of bees 🙂

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    Maralee Karwoski
    February 18, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    If I have to choose, Agastache, Penstemons and Lavender are my favorite trio for attracting the Hummers and Butterflies!

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    Jennie Brooks
    February 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    The best thing I have in my yard is a ginormous rose of sharon and the bees love it. It was there when I bought the house, so I can’t take credit for that. BUT I’ve planted 3 varieties of asters that the bees adore. I do need more though, as the asters don’t bloom until fall and when it gets too hot the rose of sharon doesn’t bloom either.

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    Holly S.
    February 18, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I have never grown a butterfly or bee garden, but I would love to grow some Wisteria!

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    Debra
    February 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    I like Pintas! I was just looking for a good, all summer bloomer the first time I planted them. The butterflies were a delightful bonus.

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    Melody Lee
    February 18, 2014 at 9:16 pm

    Great giveaway – includes some of my favorite plants.

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    Rhonda Lyon
    February 19, 2014 at 7:16 am

    My zinnias were so gorgeous, and they attracted butterflies.

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    Julie
    February 19, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    My favorite butterfly (and bee, and sometimes hummingbird) attracting plant is Asclepias tuberosa, butterfly weed. I make an effort to plant lots of native wildflowers in my garden (gardening zone 5a, Denver,Co), and this is one of my favorites. It does wonderfully in our “poor” soil, and is perfect for native pollinators.

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    Rebekah L
    February 20, 2014 at 2:34 am

    lovely flowers 😀

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    Diana
    February 20, 2014 at 8:31 am

    My favorite is the linden trees. When they’re in bloom and you stand underneath them the entire tree buzzes with bees and the tree’s heavenly scent is intoxicating!

    The bees also love a lot of my weedy plants like oregano, yellow scabiosa and the dandelions which are taking over the grass.

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    Brenda Hyde
    February 20, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    When I first bought my Butterfly Bush I figured the lure it would have for butterflies couldn’t be as good as was claimed but year after year I have seen the most wonderful butterflies, and for the last few years I’ve even had hummingbird moths visit. It’s next to the house and is a constant joy!

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    commonweeder
    February 21, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I have bee balm growing at the edge of our ‘piazza’ right in front of the house and we get to watch the bees, butterflies and hummingbirds – all of whom love these plants.

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    katina
    February 21, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    I’m intrigued by this “preplanned garden” is it like a paint-by-numbers thing? Plant these seeds here, and these in this area, etc.?

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    Rose
    February 22, 2014 at 7:19 am

    I wish I had had Dee’s book when I started gardening a few years ago! However, I wouldn’t have fit in the 20/30 something bracket even then:)
    As for my favorite butterfly-attracting plant, it has to be the purple coneflower. It’s one of the first perennials I grew and I love it, but the butterflies always fly to it first, too. I’ve planted some swamp milkweed seeds this year, hoping to help out the Monarchs; crossing my fingers that they all germinate.

    Thanks for hosting this, Shawna!

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      Shawna
      February 22, 2014 at 7:25 am

      You got it! Love the response!

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    Jeavonna Chapman
    February 22, 2014 at 8:06 am

    Lantana is a great plant and a new favorite. Didn’t see many butterflies last year. Plenty in the parks and open areas, but none around my neighborhood. Sigh. Will plant again this spring with high hopes.

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    Lori Bedell
    February 22, 2014 at 8:14 am

    I hate to sound cliche, but my butterfly bushes bring all sorts in droves. As monarch populations decrease, I relish seeing them in my yard.

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    Jamie Symons
    February 22, 2014 at 8:34 am

    We picked plants with our 3yr old daughter last year and tried to grow one in our back yard. However we had our siding redone and the workers trampled her garden. 🙁 I’d love to be able to replant her garden this year!

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      Shawna
      February 24, 2014 at 9:50 am

      Jamie – you are the randomly selected winner of the garden prize! HOORAY! Congratulations!!!!

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    Corrina
    February 22, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I have some marguerites that butterflies love – and we can see them from the kitchen window. Great way to start or end the day!

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    ray
    February 22, 2014 at 8:46 am

    Agastache and Lavender is what I use

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    Michele Brignac
    February 22, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Butterfly Bush – pretty and carefree!

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    Mia Graves
    February 22, 2014 at 10:39 am

    I have read a lot about the plight of the monarch butterfly. I have decided to plant a flower bed of milkweed and see if I get any monarchs. it will be exciting to watch for them! thank you for such a great and fun contest!

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    Tina Koral
    February 22, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Save the bees!

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      Shawna
      February 22, 2014 at 11:16 am

      SAVE THE BEES!!!

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    Dick Thurston
    February 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Several varieties of Milkweed

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    Kathy
    February 22, 2014 at 11:28 am

    Planting for Bees & Butterflies in my garden!

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    Laura K
    February 22, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I love my coneflowers and lavender as butterfly plants. I have been wanting to get some of the Agastache Ava from High Country Gardens for this year! I would love to have more plants for bees and butterflies.

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    Sharon Gercone
    February 22, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I have a beautiful Purple Clamatis plant that grows over 7 feet tall. I also love the Butterfly Bush. It attracts the most beautiful butterflies, hummingbirds, and bumble bees. I love to sit on my porch and enjoy nature. Save the BEES!!!!

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    jess
    February 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    I love coneflowers to attract butterflies. I have them planted all over!

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    Yvonne Rolf-Thomas
    February 22, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    YAY! Black-eyed Susans.

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    Kathryn Papillon
    February 22, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    Citrus for swallowtails, butterfly weed for monarchs, coral vine for bees. Many more!

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    Judy
    February 22, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Joe pye weed is the best! It’s even pretty in the winter standing strong in the snow and wind.

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    Cristy
    February 22, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    I love butterfly bushes. I have planted at every house I have lived in.

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    Suzanne Sanderson
    February 22, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Butterfly bushes and lavender are some of my favs 🙂

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    Kelli jones
    February 22, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I love my pink bee balm plants.. reminds of Horton hears a who…love watching the bumble bees…would love a butter bush tree..I love all butterflies and love the surprise of hummingbirds. ..

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    KaTinka Bolding
    February 23, 2014 at 12:53 am

    I have had good luck attracting butterfly’s, hummingbirds and the hummingbird moth with echinacea and the yellow and orange perennial (zone7) lantana. I would like to plant more milkweed this year.

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    katrina diller
    February 23, 2014 at 9:02 am

    my milkweed is always the show stoper for all the polinaters every year and this year i will be planting a fe dif kinds i cant wait! my dream garden would be just what u have to win for this contest all thos fabulouse flowers id love to have
    thanks
    katrina

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    Theresa n
    February 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    My favorite is Bee Balm, it’s also has a beautiful color and comes back every year.

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    JetNet
    February 23, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    I love all these in the giveaway for attracting butterflies, and would love to win!

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    Mell
    February 23, 2014 at 6:24 pm

    I don’t have a butterfly garden but I really need one and would love to win!

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    Danita
    February 23, 2014 at 10:44 pm

    The bees were in love with the Agastache ‘Blue Fortune’ when I grew it several years ago. They would lounge and feed on it all day long.

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    Megan
    February 23, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    My grandmother always had Anise Hyssop around her front porch. It was so pretty and she always had tons of butterflies around her house. I need to plant some here and I would also love Dee’s book!

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    Patricia Lee
    February 24, 2014 at 9:47 am

    I love High Country Gardens! Their plants grow beautifully in Oklahoma.

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