The Butterfly Bush

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Butterflies are wonderful and beautiful guests that can be found visiting nearly every flower in the garden; but these colorful insects most enjoy a plant known as The Butterfly Bush. Our plant has grown to several feet tall and is covered with large purple flowers. Swallowtails and Monarchs, along with various other butterflies and moths can be seen throughout the spring and summer flitting back and forth between the flowers. You may even encounter their caterpillars among the bushes.

These bushes are also accompanied by a lovely mural, decorated with dozens of artistic metal butterflies, that stay year round. This was made in loving memory of Layla Grace, granddaughter of Librarian Vivian McCracken, and all babies born sleeping.

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