Growing butterfly gardens should start with some serious research to learn which kinds of butterflies are native to your area.
Butterfly garden on white and yellow flowers
Butterflies are some of the most beautiful and interesting creatures on Earth. A butterfly gardens is an easy way to see more butterflies and to help them, since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to human activities like building homes, roads and farms. It is easy to increase the number and variety of butterflies in your yard. Simply grow the plants the caterpillars like to eat, and plants that adult butterflies feed on!
Butterfly gardens can be any size – a window box, part of your landscaped yard, or even a wild untended area on your property.
Butterfly Gardens Design Ideas
The first thing you need to create butterfly gardens is choose several plants that produce nectar for the butterflies and will hopefully provide continuous blooms through the summer. The most important time to have blooms is mid to late summer. This is when butterflies are most active. Flowers that produce multiple blooms on a single plant and contain a lot of nectar are best.
Most flowers that are brightly-colored and sweet-smelling should attract butterflies to your garden. You should plant a wide variety of flowers, mostly annuals in butterfly gardens if you want to attract the most different types of butterflies. Since different species are attracted to different types of flowers, having a good variety will ensure that you get the most different types of butterflies visiting your garden.
beautiful butterfly garden picture
Once you have designed and started your butterfly gardens, you can be proud that you have made a habitat for butterflies in your own yard, which helps with the conservation of the many species of quickly disappearing butterflies today. You will certainly want to place your favorite outdoor furniture near so that you can enjoy all of your visitors day after day.
Growing Butterfly Gardens