Tips to Attract Butterflies to Your Garden

ButterflyButterflies are some of the most beautiful, magnificent creatures on Earth!  Who wouldn’t want butterflies in their garden?  A garden full of butterflies will bring great joy and delight to the young and the old. And it wouldn’t require that much more work. Here are some tips on attracting butterflies to your garden.

  1. First of all, find out what kind of butterflies are native to your area and learn about the types of flowers and plants they love to feed on.
  2. Grow native plants. They are often easier to grow and tend to attract butterflies to the area.
  3. Flowers in bright colours such as red, yellow, purple and orange will attract butterflies. Use lots of colours and avoid the monochromatic look. Group flowers together to make it easier for the butterflies to locate the plants.
  4. Plant flowers in a sunny area and lay some flat rocks for the butterflies to rest and bask in the sun. Butterflies are cold-blooded and would appreciate the warmth, especially early in the morning.
  5. Choose single blooms over double blooms, as they will make the nectar more accessible.
  6. Plan your garden so that there is a continuous bloom throughout the season. Butterflies will need food from early spring to late fall. Plant a wide variety of flowers to provide nectar throughout the growing season.
  7. Provide a source of water for the butterflies. Fill a shallow bowl or other container with water and sink it into the soil.
  8. And most importantly, avoid using pesticides in the garden.

Flowers that attract butterflies:

Now that you have created a butterfly-friendly garden, sit back and enjoy the show!

About Connor Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy writing about them as well as gardening. Mostly I love finding new and unique flower gardening ideas I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, and send in guest blogs or ideas for new blogs as well. New and exciting blogs are always welcome I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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