21 July 2008

Butterfly Garden Plant #2




A Butterfly Bush is staple in a Butterfly Garden. This variety has reached about 8 feet in height by 3 feet across, I have 3 other butterfly bushes but are much smaller still. I prune back early spring and patiently wait for spring growth. The purple flowers bloomed less than a week ago. This perennial loves a sunny area and will thrive year after year.

The Butterflies and Hummingbirds absolutely love this plant so be sure to plant one that you can see from an indoor window.

3 comments:

Toni said...

I have several bushes and flowers in my garden for butterflies. I also have milkweed and raise the monarch caterpillars indoors. If you are interested in getting some milkweed plants let me know.

amy said...

That sounds like a lot of fun, did you buy the milkweed plants locally? That is one area I have never looked into.

The Lone Beader said...

I would love to have a butterfly garden someday! :D