September gardening and butterflies

September is a prime month to spot butterflies, many types of which are attracted to landscapes containing a diverse variety of flowering plants.

September has arrived, and daytime temperatures over the past few days have been in the upper 90s.

The mere anticipation of cooler days as the fall season nears is all that it takes for the ardent gardener to want to till the soil, remove what the summer heat has burned and plan for a newness of season and spirit.

Dr. William Johnson is a horticulturist with the Galveston County Office of Texas AgriLife Extension Service, The Texas A&M System. Visit his website at


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