more about: butterflies

Butterflies On The Move

  Among the most famous migrations on Earth is the amazing journey millions of monarch butterflies from all parts of the U.S. make to a tiny winter sanctuary in Mexico every fall. But they’re not the only butterflies that migrate. Grumpy was granted the privilege of observing this first-hard during a recent holiday of sand, surf, and suds on the […]

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5 Great Flowers For Brown Thumbs & Butterflies

You desperately want beautiful flowers in front of your house all summer long and yet you haven’t acted. You’re not an expert, after all, and what if you pick the wrong flowers and they die pathetically and the neighbors snicker and you feel like a total loser? Fear not, faithful reader! Once again, Grumpy will save you. Here are five […]

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Are Monarch Butterflies Doomed?

More than three million species of insects exist in the world and people hate just about all of them. We therefore take note when one particular insect, the monarch butterfly, earns universal love and widespread concern. Monarch populations are noticeably declining, so we have to ask: If things keep going the way they are, could monarchs go extinct?

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Not Your Mama’s Butterfly Bush

Butterfly bush has been a Grumpy favorite for many years, because it blooms for months, offers many different colors, attracts butterflies and hummingbirds, and sings “My Way” when I’ve had four or more beers. Lately, though, plant breeders have been making a good plant even better in three important respects.

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Five Great Plants For Butterflies

Let me tell you how nice butterflies are. They’re bugs and Grumpy likes them. I bet you like them too. To see more of them in your garden, you need to plant flowers that attract them. These five do the job magnificently.

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RX for Roly-Polies

Q: have just lost two month-old plants due to roly-polies eating up the roots. What should I use to get rid of them. I don’t want them to get the other plants, but I don’t want to poison the plants so they will hurt the bees,butterflies, and hummingbirds. Miffy Woods

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