Winging it with butterflies

Sunday, August 12, 2001 at 10:00pm

When I draw my summertime art, I pop butterflies in everywhere. But bringing them into your garden requires slightly more planning: You have to set the scene with the proper plants and butterfly-friendly conditions.

Who better than a schoolteacher to show us how it's done? Cindy Hepp, an elementary school teacher in Pinckneyville, Ill., got interested in butterflies big-time while doing research for a wildlife garden at her school. She became so fascinated, in fact, that she started a Web site devoted to things winged, called Milkweed Caf

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