DIY - Water-Wise Butterfly Planter


This water-wise planter does not need much attention to thrive & it also attracts butterflies & hummingbirds! 

Full Sun Project


Step 1:
Find a sunny spot in your yard 

Step 2: Choose a large pot that is 16 - 20 inches in diameter

Step 3: Fill the container about 1/3 full with Pike's Potting & Container Soil 

Step 4: Mix in a healthy handful of Dr. Earth's Root Zone fertilizer 

Step 5: Gently remove plants from their container & place in the pot according to diagram

Step 6: Add more potting soil to fill spaces between plants. 

Step 7: Water well making sure it is penetrating the soil & running out of the holes on the bottom.  


Care Instructions:
 This planter needs full sun to grow its best. Feel soil often & only water when it is dry several inches down. Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer such as Dr. Earth's All Purpose organic slow release; sprinkle around base of plants before watering. 

Shopping List

1 - 8-inch Liatris; Plant "A" 

1 - 8-inch Rudbeckia; Plant "B"

1 - 6-inch Celosia 'Intenz"; Plant "C"

1 - 8-inch Echinacea; Plant "D"

2 - 4-inch Vinca Cora; Plant "E"

2 - 6-inch Lantana 'Gold Struck'; Plant "G"

1 - 4-inch Zinnia; Plant "F" 

1 - Bag Pike's Potting & Container Soil 

1 - Bag Dr. Earth Root Zone Fertilizer

1 - Large pot, at least 16-inches in diameter