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Peachtree City Community Garden Julia’s Butterfly Garden 15

Garden # 15 - 

Peachtree City, 


This garden was started at the Peachtree City Community Garden entrance in late 2013 in memory of Julia Tartar whose mother, started the community garden. It is first year, we attracted swallowtails, sulfurs, Gulf fritillary and skippers. Monarchs have been seen also.

Type of Nectar plants: aster, bee balm, black-eyed susans, coneflower, butterfly bush, coneflower, coreopsis, fountain grass, Joe Pye weed, lantana, mexican petunia, salvia, sedum, passion flower, penta, phlox, veronica, zinnia

Host plants Butterfly weed, mayopop, dill, fennel, parsley, tulip popular

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Rosalynn Smith Carter 1927-2023

The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail Board of Directors is saddened to share the news of the passing of Rosalynn Carter. She touched millions of people through her work with The Carter Center and the Rosalynn Carter Institute. Her love for nature was the inspiration behind the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail.

The Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail was created February 2013. It began as one garden at President and Mrs. Carter’s home in Plains, Georgia. She had read an article in a local magazine about the decline in Monarch butterflies. As a child she remembered playing outside with butterflies fluttering around her mother’s flowerbeds and native tuberosa milkweed growing behind their home. These fond memories led to a phone call to Annette Wise. After sharing the article and expressing her desire to have a pollinator garden, Annette was asked to help her. The location for the pollinator garden was selected and work began.