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I’d love to try to grow from seed (better able to control pesticides for my butterflies?) for zone 9b that has partial shade.

Zone Gainesville, Florida Zone 9b | Anonymous added on September 8, 2019 | Answered

Can you recommend a book? Perhaps you sell one? The photo shows the wooden fence which is where I’d like to create my Butterfly Garden...photo was taken at 1:30 p.m. showing full sun. My biggest problem is ALL the tree creating partial shade during parts of the day. Also, as you may have detected, I am a novice at this. So, I have tons of questions. Biggest one is when to start prepping the garden area and germinating my flowers. Thanks so much. Cathy Cole

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on September 9, 2019

the University of Florida has you covered. They have several extension publications about attracting butterflies plus a link to a book.

http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/design/types-of-gardens/butterfly-gardens.html

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/attracting-butterflies.htm

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