Native Prairie Garden for Butterflies – Full sun to partial shade
Want more butterflies in your yard? Plant the nectar plants they love! Heres a great list of butterfly-attracting annual and perennial plants.
4816: Butterfly Garden House with Vents (Product Detail), probably could make something similar and save $
Many believe that monarchs are safe from predators outdoors because of the milkweed toxins they ingest. Sadly, many wildlife species have adapted to these toxins and regularly feed on monarch eggs, caterpillars, chrysalides, and butterflies. Heres a growing list of monarch predators youll find in the butterfly garden and how to stop them, at least, to some extent…
Butterflies Fruit Adding a fruit feeder to your butterfly garden can help attract butterflies. Many butterflies do not live on flower nectar alone. Some species prefer, even require, overripe fruit to feed on. Butterflies are particularly fond of sliced, rotting oranges, grapefruit, strawberries, peaches, nectarines, apples bananas. Butterfly Lady
Who do not love butterflies and making a butterfly container garden is a great way to invite beautiful butterflies fluttering across your urban garden.
Garden templates for different conditions using native plants (shady, sunny, dry, moist, butterfly, etc)
Some examples of flowers that butterflies like are cosmos, Queen Annes lace, zinnia, butterfly weed, coneflowers, New England asters, spearmint, milkweed, yarrow, phlox, ironweed, thistles, verbena, goldenrod, Shasta daisy, coreopsis, black-eyed Susan, yarrow, sedum, sunflowers, and daylilies. These will also make beautiful gardens!
Bring in the Butterflies • Tips, Ideas and Tutorials! Including, from woodlogger, a great step by step tutorial on how to make this butterfly house.
DIY bird butterfly bath feeder