Lower South

November, 2000
Regional Report


Butterfly Gardening for the South
Our butterflies are almost all gone for the season. As we plan and plant for next year's butterfly gardens, I can think of few books as useful as Butterfly Gardening in the South by Geyata Ajilvsgi (Taylor Press, 1990; $35). This book is a rare jewel for the southern gardener interested in planting to attract butterflies. Included are plant lists for larval and adult food sources, designs for butterfly gardens, extensive information on a multitude of butterfly species, and enough photos to dazzle your eyes all winter.

Web Finds

Composting for Kids
I created this Web site in cooperation with the folks at the Texas A&M University Horticulture Department to teach the principles of composting as well as alternatives to the traditional bin method. Although it was designed for kids to learn composting, it is a useful tool for adults too. Check it out at http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu./sustainable/slidesets/kidscompost/cover.html.

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