How to attract butterflies to your garden because who doesn't like butterflies!?!?

Our front yard maybe one of my most favorite things about our house! 

It is filled with wildflowers that I’ve been throwing and sewing for a few years now but you don’t a couple acres of wildflowers fields ~ these tips + strategies will help you attract butterflies to your own garden, whether containers or in the ground!

My Butterfly Garden Tips
*Don’t use chemical insecticides in the butterfly garden.
*Establish your flower garden where it will receive full sun. Butterflies need direct sunlight for flying power.
*Like hummingbirds, butterflies are attracted to flowers by color. Group flowers that butterflies favor in clusters.
*Plant taller species toward the back of the flowerbed and shorter flowers at the front to get the best view of both flowers in bloom and butterflies in flight.
*Butterflies do not drink from open water but are drawn to moisture instead. Fill a saucer with potting soil or a sponge and add water to moisten. Place the saucer in the flower garden and keep soil or sponge moist through the summer.
*Set a rock in a sunny place in your garden for butterflies to alight on. Butterflies sun on rocks for energy to fly.

What’s the most popular plant used to lure butterflies?
The brilliantly orange Butterfly Weed and a Butterfly Bush, of course. Plant botanicals that produce nectar also attract butterflies, see the flower list below:

Ageratum
Marigolds
Aster
Bee-balm
Milkweed
Black-eyed Susan
Nasturtium
Butterfly Weed
Passionflower
Chives
Phlox
Coneflower
Queen Anne’s Lace
Coreopsis
Shasta Daisy
Cosmos
Sage
Daylily
Sunflower
Globe Amaranth
Verbena
Goldenrod
Yarrow
Hibiscus
Zinnia
Hollyhock
Ironweed
Lantana


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