Bees aren't the only insects who help pollinate fruits, flowers and veggies. Butterflies are also an important part of the ecosystem. To help attract butterflies to your garden, avoid insecticides, which are obviously lethal to them. Fun fact: Butterflies aren't attracted to flowers, but to flowering plants and bushes that are rich in nectar. Look for plants like milkweed, mint, zinnias, buddleia and heliotrope, which are all varieties butterflies love to drink from. Finally, filling a shallow dish with fresh water every day is a simple way to give them a place to drink, too.
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