Want to invite butterflies & birds to your home ? Try these plants

The butterflies, bees and birds that make our green spaces so alive every summer seem to be less prevalent these days.

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Experts say that, for the most part, loss of habitat is the culprit. With farm fields and native prairies being turned into subdivisions and parking lots, there are fewer spaces for them to live and multiply.

The good news is that we can make changes to our yards to attract our winged friends, and maybe even help them thrive again one day.

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Here is list of top 10 plants that will attract butterflies, bees and birds

1. Gazania (Yellow-Orange)

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2. Portulaca, 10 O’Clock (Yellow)

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3. Clitoria Ternatea, Gokarna (White)

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4. Passiflora Incarnata (Purple), Krishana Kamal

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5. Hydrangea Macrophylla

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6. Pentas

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7. Mandevilla (White)

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8. Hibscus

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9. Lantena

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10. Ixora

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Try to setup these amenities as well

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Provide some food grains. Add birdhouses, and set out piles of nesting material for birds: pine needles and small pieces of string.

Dust baths.

Birds like their dirt dry. They ruffle their feathers in it to rid themselves of parasites. Set aside a few square feet for them, bordered with rocks or brick, and fill the area with loose, sandy soil.

Mineral water.

Butterflies need minerals and salts in their diet as well as sugar. One place they get it from is mud, so give them a permanent puddle. Dig a shallow depression, line it with pebbles, and keep the soil moist.

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Butterflies enjoy basking in the sun. Provide some flat rocks for them in an area protected from the wind by shrubs.

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In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.

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Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.

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