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Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds



We don't want to scare the hummingbirds away. In fact, we want to attract the hummingbirds and butterflies. If you want to now is the time to act because today and tomorrow from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the San Antonio Botanical Center on Funston and North New Braunfels, from 9 to 5, they are going to have some great butterfly and hummingbird plants. That's the theme of their sale over there.

They are going to have that hard to find bunnybloom larkspur that you've been looking for, that will really bring in the hummingbirds and butterflies when they first come. They will also have the variegated Penta, which attracts those big old yellow butterflies, wherever they bloom and they will bloom all summer long in partial shade. They'll have a brand new Red Mountain Salvia that the hummingbirds just love. They grow in drought, heat, and everything else and grow all summer long and it's an excellent hummingbird attracter. Then if you have a shaded area and you still want those hummingbirds, try Firesplight and they'll have those too, at the San Antonio Garden Center sale. Funston and North New Braunfels, 9-5 be there and help our little feather friend, and it will love you as much as you love it. Look here sit, sit, heel, heel, rollover, and rollover.

This is Jerry Parsons, Vegetable Specialist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Service, the Weekend Gardener.

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