Seeds have been purchased and I'll be ordering shrubs, roses, and perennials soon.
As I think about flowers in my garden, I also think about the wildlife that benefit from my garden. Today it's butterflies that I want to talk about.
Last summer we had quite a few butterflies and it's not by accident. I garden for butterflies.
From the first three images below, you would think that that monarchs really like zinnias - and you would be correct!
This website talks about yellow and dark colored Eastern Tiger Swallowtails. Images on the site show a butterfly that looks almost exactly like this one.
To have true success attracting butterflies in your garden , you also need host plants; that is, plants where the females lay their eggs and the young hatch and grow.
To be a good steward of your butterfly garden, avoid use of insecticides and plant native plants.
Happy Valentine's Day!