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Happy Winter Solstice! Celebrate with Seedballs, a Recipe, and Step-by-Step Directions on How to Make them

Celebrate the Winter Solstice by making seed balls! It’s easy, fun, and good for the planet. Plus, it reminds us of making mudd pies. Included in this post: the Texas Butterfly Ranch Seedball Recipe and step-by-step directions on how to make them. Continue reading

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Who’s Got Milkweed, Vladimir Nabokov, Seedballs and Monarch Butterflies Roosting? We Do, in our Top Five Blogposts

Milkweed Guide, Vladimir Nabokov, How to Make Seedballs and a trip to the Monarch Butterfly Roosting Spot all made the Top Five Blogposts at the Texas Butterfly Ranch. Check out our most widely read posts and chime in to let us know why they’re popular. Continue reading

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Milkweed Seeds Ripe for Harvest, Gather them Now for Future Monarch Butterfly Host Plants

Milkweed for Monarchs seedpods are ready for harvesting in Texas gardens and along highways. Gather seeds now to make butterfly host plants for tomorrow and beyond. The silky milkweed fluff is an intriguing material once used in aviation lifejackets, too. Who knew? Continue reading

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Butterfly Gardening Update: Cowpen Daisy Seedlings Thinned With a “Haircut”

Winter butterfly gardening chores include thinning seedlings with a “haircut” to give each plant space and nutrients to grow Continue reading

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Seedball Dispensers Made From Gumball Machines–An Idea for Texas

California designers have a great idea for Texas: Seedball dispensers made from retrofitted gumball machines. Load them up with native butterfly host and nectar plant seed and watch your butterfly garden take root! Continue reading

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Happy Solstice! Celebrate by Making Seedballs For 2011 Butterfly Garden

Celebrate the Winter Solstice by making seedballs that will grow into next year’s butterfly garden. Check out the Butterflybeat’s Recipe for Seedball success. Continue reading

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