Friday, November 11, 2011

This Old House: Build a Butterfly Garden with American Beauties

I love to come across new gardening ideas and how to's online. I especially like it when they come from a very trusted source like This Old House's website.

I found How to Create a Wildlife-Friendly Habitat Garden by: Tabitha Sukhai and thought the story was filled with well-researched, timely and easy to do ideas.

Illustration: Courtesy
Audubon Society/ Audubon at Home

From attracting birds & butterflies and reducing the size of your lawn to even a step-by-step guide to building your own butterfly garden, I thought it couldn't get any better than this. Everything I would need to know about all these topics in one spot. 

Then I saw the shout out to American Beauties Native Plants! I was even more thrilled to see that the direct link landed me at the American Beauties butterfly garden plan page. This page helps you find the best native plants for your weather conditions to create the most amazing living garden...literally!

Imagine seeing a multitude of butterflies frolicking around in your yard! A daily performance for you to enjoy that you created with just a few perfectly picked plants.

Get started on your American Beauties Native Plants Butterfly Garden here...

Let me know which plants you picked!


Nate Armstrong said...

Very cool! I have been reading a little bit about living gardens and have become quite interested in them! Thanks for including the links to those (apparently) helpful sites! I will check those out now.

I'll be sure to let you know how it goes for me. You do the same! :)

Robert's Tropical Paradise Garden said...

I love my butterfly garden and post photos on my blog. My friends own a native plant nursery and I get many host plants from them to attract the butterflies as well as the caterpillars.

synthetic grass said...

Sounds like a wonderful idea. It would be great to have a butterfly sanctuary in the comfort of your garden. Iowa and San Francisco have a beautiful butterfly garden.

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