Butterfly gardening in the south: Cultivating plants that attract butterflies.By Geyata Ajilvsgi.
Geyata Ajilvsgi. 1990. Butterfly gardening in the south: Cultivating plants that attract butterflies. Taylor Publishing Co., Dallas. xii + 342 pp.
select quotes from Miller's Review
Novice and master gardeners in the southern U.S., particularly in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas, have an extraordinary treat in store with this volume.
There are special sections of the book devoted to creating a personal butterfly garden and to methods of attracting butterflies, highlighted by personal observations on such topics as the important characteristics of floral nectaries (color, shape and fragrance) and how to choose the appropriate plants, with one of my favorites-adopt a weed.
Detailed analyses for 50 butterfly species that are easily visible in the field or backyard are included and organized according to the common name followed by the scientific name.
This book is exceedingly well researched and delightfully written.
For anyone even remotely interested in southern gardening and butterflies, this book is absolutely essential reading.
Jacqueline Y. Miller. 1994. Book Review: Butterfly Gardening in the South. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 48(1): 76-77.