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 October 23, 2014   

Create a garden that butterflies will love.
Perfect weather and colorful gardens, what else could be better. How about tons of butterflies fluttering around? From monarchs to swallowtails and fritillaries to zebra-longwings, there are lots of beautiful butterflies that call Florida home. Creating a garden that they will love is easy and the flowers that butterflies love are ones that you will love too. See the article below for a little bit about some of the common butterflies in our area and then join Kerby's this Saturday at 10am for a workshop on butterfly gardening. It's fall and it is time for fun in the garden.

Happy Gardening,
The Kerby's Nursery Family

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Bring on the Butterflies

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Workshop: Butterfly Gardening
Sat, Oct 25 at 10am

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Fall Blooming Cassia
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Fall Blooming Cassia
Cassia bicapsularis
These shrubs are just about to bloom with amazing butter-yellow flowers. The show they put on in the fall is really amazing. And besides being beautiful, the cassias provide food for the sulphur butterflies. Perfect for a butterfly garden centerpiece.



Bring on the Butterflies

It's easy to attract butterflies to your garden. For the basics, check out our butterfly handout and learn about some of the best plants for butterflies, and see below for some of the cool butterflies that you might see fluttering about in your garden.


Monarch - The monarch butterfly is one of the most common butterflies in our area. The host plant for the monarch is milkweed, so make sure that you include it in your butterfly garden. Did you know that monarch butterflies migrate all the way to Mexico in the winter?

Swallowtail - There are lots of different swallowtail butterflies, including the black swallowtail which lays its eggs on the herbs dill, fennel, rue and parsley, the pipevine and polydamus swallowtails which use dutchman's pipevine to lay their eggs and the giant swallowtail which lays its eggs on citrus. These butterflies come in many different mixes of black and yellow and are some of the most beautiful.

Sulphurs - A fast-flying yellow butterfly, there are many different types of sulphurs. Some are pale yellow and some like the orange-barred sulphur have beautiful orange colors in their wings. These butterflies lay their eggs on plants in the senna and cassia family. These large shrubs or small trees can make a great centerpiece in a butterfly garden.

Zebra Longwing - The state butterfly of Florida, this cool butterfly hangs out in shady areas under trees or large shrubs. You won't see it flying out in the hot sun too much. It lays its eggs on passionvine planted in the shade.



Gulf Fritillary - Another speedy little butterfly that is orange with white speckling. This butterfly flutters fast and high in sunny areas and lays its eggs on passion vine planted in the sun.

Upcoming Events

Workshop: Butterfly Gardening

Saturday, October 25th at 10:00 am

Bring on the butterflies! Butterfly gardening is a fun way to get everyone involved in the garden. Plus the plants that butterflies love are beautiful to us too. Come out to this workshop and learn the best way to attract butterflies to your garden. 





Workshop: Herb Gardening

Saturday, November 1st at 10:00 am

Come out and see how delicious gardening can be. We'll talk about growing herbs, how to use them and share some recipes. Yummy.


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Kerby's Nursery

2311 S. Parsons Ave.

Seffner, FL 33584
(813) 685-3265

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