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TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

May 4, 2012
8:16 PM

Post #9110957

Saw this photo in an email but cannot find it when I try googling for images. Has anyone see this raised Butterfly Shaped Garden Bed and know where to get it???

This is the best I could do with the image. I have no idea the dimensions either...but I do like it and would like to get more info about it.

~ Cat

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KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 8, 2012
1:11 PM

Post #9116007

Cat, if the emailer copied an image and pasted it into the email, perhaps you can use this to track its origin:

http://www.tineye.com/

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 9, 2012
7:20 PM

Post #9117907

Here you go. the trick was to google "container" not garden
http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/butterfly-planter


though… when you click through, it is "no longer available"

This message was edited May 9, 2012 8:26 PM
TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

May 9, 2012
10:37 PM

Post #9118033

Ah! Never even tried container or planter in my search. At least I have a price to go by but didn't see a size. Many thanks!!! I will delve deeper.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 10, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9118216

It was resin. but I wonder if someone could make you a nice hypertufa one.
TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

May 12, 2012
6:46 PM

Post #9121440

I've got a landscaper tying to find on or one thing like it.

Have heard of hypertufa but just in passing. Will have to research it.

Guess in the mean time I can try to paint stepping stones and pavers.

I still can't come up with a design for added 2500 sq ft I fenced in to extend the back yard. So many ideas and not enough brains cells to know better! Hence, reaching out for a landscaper. My existing yard is a mish mash of larval hosts and nectar sources and it has served me well in bringing in the not so common butterflies...but I want to utilize that extra land to really bring 'em in!

I've made a list of various native larval hosts and nectar plants to include size and height to give him as well as a list of potted trees and plants I want to move to that new space.

Ahhh...so many ideas!

~ Cat

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 13, 2012
5:41 AM

Post #9121815

Sounds wonderful to me!!!

BajaBlue

BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 13, 2012
7:05 PM

Post #9122625

here at DG there is a whole forum dedicated to hypertufa

you could do a search online for molds or "forms"
amd see whatcha can find in the shgape of a butterfly
TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

May 13, 2012
7:57 PM

Post #9122702

Thanks Baja...I will have to read, read, read :o)
Flicker
Covington, LA
(Zone 8b)

May 18, 2012
6:59 PM

Post #9129017

Actually, a friend of mine who taught 2nd grade had her boyfriend build a raised wooden butterfly garden. He used 1x4's, mitering the corners to make the shape. Everyone loved it. The kids planted it-with a little adult help. Their classroom even had a passionvine growing through the window--blooming inside the room. These kids learned a lot about wildlife in her room.
TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

May 20, 2012
9:20 AM

Post #9130567

Sounds like a great classroom! Not to carbon date myself...but when I went to school the only "outdoors" we got was when the teacher had us crank open the windows...no air cons back then :o)

KayJones
Panama City Beach, FL
(Zone 8b)

May 20, 2012
10:46 AM

Post #9130664

Oh, Cat - we had sweat all OVER the place, didn't we?!!!

BajaBlue

BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

May 20, 2012
12:43 PM

Post #9130743

cat, did you grow up
in the Valley ?
TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

May 26, 2012
11:16 AM

Post #9139409

Yeppers to that KJ!

Baja...pretty much. Moved here decades ago.

Cat
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

May 27, 2012
5:08 AM

Post #9140146

If you want it large enough to hold a lot of plants, you could build the butterfly outline from the garden center pavers. Use the long ribbed ones for the body. Make antenna from river rocks glues together.
Could be a fun project.
luciee
Hanceville, AL
(Zone 7a)

May 27, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9140750

As to size, this one seemed small to me. I enlarged it as much as I could and the flowers appeared to be violets. Luciee {;^)
DATURA12
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

December 1, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #9346944

Cool! I wouldn't mind haveing one of those.
steadycam3
Houston Heights, TX
(Zone 9a)

December 27, 2012
11:20 PM

Post #9368808

I know this is an old thread but ran across it and found these. One is from Henry's Plant Farm. google butterfly-shaped garden beds

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TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

December 28, 2012
7:25 PM

Post #9369492

Very pretty!
EFGeorgia1
Lizella, GA
(Zone 8a)

January 16, 2013
6:14 PM

Post #9387646

beautiful...
SingingWolf
Menifee, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 12, 2013
3:58 AM

Post #9446603

What are you planting in your gardens to attract b.flies? I am hoping to attract more b.flies to my garden. Especially Monarchs if I can. Saw my first Swallowtail today! I am also interested in a B.fly shaped planter, and while we are at it, one shaped like a Hummer too!
Liked the photos steadycam3. : - )
Inspiring.
WIB~
SW
TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

March 19, 2013
5:52 PM

Post #9455235

I never could find this planter for sae.

SingingWolf...have you checked out the "Sticky Thread" at the top of the Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardening forum? It provides excellent information of nectar and larval host plants.

Flowers that provide a nectar source will attract many species but if want the butterflies to lay eggs you'll have check what species are found in your geographical area and which ones you want to attract and then plant the caterpillar plants (larval hosts) so your yard will provide the butterflies the opportunity to fulfill the life cycle.

~ Cat

shauna1219

shauna1219
Tampa, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 5, 2013
11:17 AM

Post #9587837

Home Depot advertises a couple of very similar raised garden beds in the shape of a butterfly.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Frame-It-All-120-in-Raised-Garden-Bed-FLC-CIR1/100650606#.UdcNGJZheE4

http://www.homedepot.com/p/t/100650630?productId=100650630&storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&MERCH=REC-_-product-1-_-100650606-_-100650630-_-N#.UdcNapZheE4

BajaBlue

BajaBlue
Rancho Santa Rita, TX
(Zone 8a)

July 6, 2013
9:12 AM

Post #9588882

Shauna, pretty avatar ! what rose is that ?

shauna1219

shauna1219
Tampa, FL
(Zone 9b)

July 8, 2013
8:09 AM

Post #9591360

Hi Baja, it is a Purple Tiger Floribunda rose.
TexasPuddyPrint
Edinburg, TX

July 16, 2013
6:35 PM

Post #9601657

Thanks...I saw that at Home Depot but am still looking for the real deal :o)

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