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If you crush up their wings and sprinkle the fine powder into freshly tilled soil, you may think that you are Butterfly Gardening, but in fact you are merely being cruel. The proper way is to plant the right type of flowers that will lure the colorful flying insects to your yard and away from that poison ivy-filled rat-trap of the renters next door. The early horticulturist catches the lepidoptera at 9:30 a.m. at Green Springs Garden Park, 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. FREE. (703) 642-5173. (DN)