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The Herbal Butterfly Garden

Use herbs to create a beautiful butterfly garden and functioning habitat.

The gulf fritillary is attracted to the profusion of ­fuchsia-colored blossoms on ­autumn sage.
Photograph by Karin Arrigoni
This bee balm flower provides a resting place and sweet nectar for a festive American painted lady.
Photograph by J. G. Strauch, Jr.
A cabbage white alights on a ­purple spike of lavender.
Photograph by Karin Arrigoni
The folded-wing skipper, a frequent visitor to the herb garden, is especially fond of pineapple mint.
Photograph by Karin Arrigoni
This American painted lady feasts on a flowering head of garlic chives.
Photograph by Karin Arrigoni
The butterfly bush lures a wide assortment of butterflies, including this sprightly skipper.
Photograph by Karin Arrigoni

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