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Butterfly Gardening For Containers & Landscapes with Pamela Crawford

March 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

$15 – $35

Pamela Crawford, Award-Winning, Nationally-Acclaimed Landscape Designer & Author Presents: Butterfly Gardening For Containers & Landscapes

$15 members; $35 nonmembers (includes full Garden admission); classes are nonrefundable. Registration is required; class size is limited.

Pamela Crawford is considered one of the best-known container garden experts in the country. She has written many books on container gardening and is a superb planter designer. Join us as we learn how to create:

  • Simple butterfly snacks in small patio containers
  • Butterfly meals in larger patio containers
  • Complete butterfly environments in patio containers and/or in the landscape
  • Container and landscape gardening basics
  • How to choose the best butterfly plants for Palm Beach County
  • How to locate local sources for these plants, containers, and design/installation specialists
  • Other factors that attract butterflies

Light refreshments will be available. Plus, we will tour the Garden to see the new special butterfly display, created by Mounts’ Display Garden Horticulturist Joel Crippen and volunteers, which was inspired by Pamela’s Butterfly Gardening for Containers and Landscapes book. The display features the Kinsman Company’s “Border Column System,” composed of Pamela’s many recommendations for attracting butterflies into your garden or patio. Mounts’ Butterfly Garden will also be accessible for viewing nectar, larval, and roosting plants for a comprehensive butterfly gardening experience.

In addition, we will have a selection of Pamela’s books for sale, including her newest book, Container Gardens for Butterflies, and she will be available for book signing after the presentation.

“The butterfly population has been dwindling in Palm Beach County since the 1920s because of habitat loss,” says Pamela Crawford. “Experts say that home gardens are the hope to increase their population and homeowners can really make a difference in maintaining and increasing the butterfly population by feeding them and their young. Planting a few plants that butterflies like can make a big difference. My talk covers everything you need to begin, my butterfly book, and my book Easy Gardens for South Florida gives you all the training homeowners need to succeed!”


Mounts Botanical Garden
531 North Military Trail
West Palm Beach, 33415 United States
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