15-Minute Garden Projects
Attract living, breathing artwork to your garden by enticing butterflies to visit. Plant species that both caterpillars and butterflies like--not only will they show up, they'll make themselves at home and lay eggs.
What you'll need:
• Leafy plants that caterpillars feed on, such as milkweed, parsley or dill
• Nectar plants that butterflies feed on, such as phlox, aster and bee balm
How to do it:
Start with a couple of easy plants; stick to natives when possible. Keep pesticides out of your garden--what many gardeners consider weeds are actually fodder for caterpillars or butterflies. Check out Monarch Watch at the link below for more information on plants plus details on the monarch butterfly.