Comments on: A Gift That Keeps On Giving http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/05/a-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/ The EPA Blog Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:19:52 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/05/a-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/#comment-24725 Wed, 08 May 2013 15:59:16 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=19289#comment-24725 L.J.
Thanks for the tips. I always want to encourage butterflies and other pollinators to visit my garden. I didn’t know about the benefits of parsley and fennel. Definitely will plant them this summer.

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By: L. J. Knickerbocker http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/05/a-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/#comment-24724 Mon, 06 May 2013 18:24:13 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=19289#comment-24724 Lina, you have a lovely garden; thanks for sharing the photo. If you want to encourage lots of butterflies, place some extra parsley and fennel plants in your garden – in mid to late summer, swallowtail butterfly caterpillars emerge and feed on these plants like you wouldn’t believe! Mine were gnawed to stems last year, but they came back once the hungry caterpillars moved on. After that, I made sure to plant extras. In my climate, both plants seem to be perennials, but farther north, you might have to plant fresh ones every spring.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/05/a-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/#comment-24723 Fri, 03 May 2013 18:34:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=19289#comment-24723 You’re welcome

Have a great day!
Lina

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By: Master Melvin M. Lusterio http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2013/05/a-gift-that-keeps-on-giving/#comment-24722 Fri, 03 May 2013 09:24:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=19289#comment-24722 The Good Force be with you!

Thank you for a good article! Keep up your good work!

Live forever and prosper!

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