Gardening Tips on Creating a Container Butterfly Garden

gardening tipsIt’s June, and I’m sure your gardening is well underway. But sometimes even when things are established and you’re in maintenance mode, it’s fun to start something new. Maybe something smallish and colorful and “busy.”

With all that in mind, today’s article has lots of gardening tips on how you can create your own container butterfly garden.

How to Make a Container Butterfly Garden

Most butterfly gardens rely on the principles of planting a mixture of flowering annuals, perennials and shrubs to attract adult butterflies seeking nectar, and incorporating other plants to provide shelter and sustenance for young caterpillars. Because space is limited in a container garden, planting only flowering annuals will encourage adult butterflies to visit your containers.

Color is an important factor is a butterfly garden. Butterflies tend to visit areas where similar plants grow together. Think of a meadow glowing with orange Asclepias tuberosa (Butterfly weed), purple and white Asclepias (Milkweed) or other flowers that naturally attract butterflies. They tend to grow in large groups of similarly-colored flowers. Planting flowers of the same color family in your container will help butterflies find your flowers more easily.

The following list of annual flowers can be planted in any size container. . . .  (Click here to read the original article.)

If you feel the urge to plant something new (and who doesn’t?) . . .

If you want even more color in your garden (again, who doesn’t?) . . .

If your space is getting limited . . .

If you like butterflies . . .

If you want to get children interested in gardening . . .

A container butterfly garden just might be the perfect project for you. I hope today’s gardening tips help.

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