Butterfly Gardening: Using Butterfly Garden Plants – The list of welcome garden visitors includes not only our friends, family members and “furry” friends (our dogs, cats and maybe even a rabbit or two) but also ladybugs, praying mantis, dragonflies, bees and butterflies to name a few. But one of my favorite garden guests is the butterfly. Let’s look at plants that attract butterflies so that you can welcome these flying beauties.
Put a scouring pad in a shallow bowl, fill with sugar water, and set outside. The butterflies will come.
Butterflies need salt for breeding – Create a salt lick in your garden and increase the butterfly population. How-tos and links included.
Herbs that attract butterflies: Dill, Mint, Parsley, Sage, Lavender Oregano
Who do not love butterflies and making a butterfly container garden is a great way to invite beautiful butterflies fluttering across your urban garden.
Funky Orange Butterfly Feeder
Tips and resources for starting a small butterfly garden at home
Step-by-step instructions for making two simple butterfly feeders. Includes instructions for making nectar. More