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  • Butterflies
  • birds
  • Butterfly Gardening

Butterflies and other critters that visit our gardens regularly.

Natural Pest Control Solutions

Try Planting These ...To Help Control These ...
ChivesMany insects
GarlicAphids, Mosquito Larvae, some Caterpillars and sucking bugs
LeekCarrot Fly
MarigoldsNematodes in soil, Whitefly on tomatoes
MintAnts, Cabbage-worm Butterflies
NasturtiumsSquash Bugs
RadishesStriped Cucumber Beetle
RosemaryCarrot Fly
SageCabbage Butterfly
Some Work Better In Pairs ...To Control ...
Tomatoes and CabbageWhite Cabbage Butterfly
Tomatoes and BasilTomato Hornworms
Beans and MarigoldsMexican Bean Beetle (Spider Mite may increase)
Cucumbers and Radishes or NasturtiumsCucumber Beetle
Eggplants and CatnipFlea Beetle
Cabbage and ThymeImported Cabbageworms
Carrots and Onions or ChivesRust Flies, some Nematodes
Potatoes and HorseradishPotato Bugs
Roses and Chives or MarigoldsAphids

Useful Links

Visit our beautiful Bastrop County at Bastrop Chamber of Commerce.

For a wealth of information and finding garden spots and reviews go to these two related sites GARDENS.COM AND DAVE'S GARDEN.

Bastrop Gardens is a sponsor of the Texas Sage Master Gardeners.

The Lost Pines Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program is a great site.

The Dirt Doctor by Howard Garrett gives Natural Organic Gardening and Living tips.

Another great site is the Bastrop County Audubon Society.

The National Wildflower Research Center in Austin or The World Wide Web Virtual Library: Agriculture at North Carolina State University.

Austin's Zilker Garden Website

Visit Photovault's Images of Flowers and Plants

Looking for deer-tolerant plants -- try these at Texas A&M University.

The Wacky World of Worms, a cool worm-based organic site.

Expert Advice on Designing Your Ideal Garden from, an interview with Bastrop Gardens Owner Deena Spellman.

Native American Seed