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Garden Lady: Creating a Wildlife Habitat in your Backyard

Credit Kate Sweeney

  Host John Lemley pays a rainy-day visit to the backyard of horticulturist Geri Laufer, who gives some tips on creating a certified wildlife habitat at home. 

Some Berry Plants for Attracting Native Georgia Birds and Butterflies:

Berry bushes(blueberries, holly, beauty berries, nandina) for mockingbirds

Purple Coneflower and black-eyed Susans for Goldfinches

Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies

Parsley for Black Swallowtail Butterflies

In this web bonus, Geri gives some do’s and don’ts for setting up birdhouses for bluebirds.