Video: How to Grow a Butterfly Garden
DIY Butterfly Garden Design
You'll be rewarded every time you see butterflies fluttering about as they gather nectar from your beautiful garden.
Step 1: Choose a sunny site, about 6x4 feet.
Step 2: Amend the soil. Apply plenty of Pike Planting Mix at a 50/50 ratio with the native soil and a pre-plant fertilizer like Dr. Earth's Root Zone fertilizer, following directions. Turn the soil well, mixing in the planting mix, native soil and fertilizer.
Step 3: Choose plants. Place shrubs and taller perennials at the rear, mid-range plants in the middle and short or trailing ones in the front—like a school choir. It won't look as stiff as it sounds
Step 4: Dig holes for the plants, keeping the soil level of the plants at the same soil level as your garden.
- Rudbeckia (Black Eyed Susan)
- Buddleia (Butterfly Bush)
- Autumn Joy Sedum
- Asclepias (Milkweed)
- Monarda (Bee Balm)
- Fountain Grass
- Echinacea (Purple Coneflower)