This charming wildflower garden will be loved by the nectar-gatherers in your neighborhood. White shasta daisies are framed by red bee balm and red dwarf coreopsis and create a bright, cheerful planting.
Young or old, who doesn't love a butterfly? This fun sticker book will get kids excited about their garden friend pollinators, while kids-at-heart will find themselves adorning packages, letters and anything they can with these beautiful, colorful stickers. Butterflies of the World.
Roll out the welcome mat for butterflies with one of their favorite flowers: butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). Nectar- and pollen-laden blossoms beckon other pollinators, too, including bees, hummingbirds and other insects. Orange flowers are standard, but you can find varieties with yellow blooms, such as ‘Hello Yellow.’ A native plant, butterfly weed offers summer-long bloom when you remove the first round of spent flowers. Plants are slow to wake up in spring. Consider marking the spot to avoid disturbing still-dormant plants with early spring gardening. Deer- and rabbit-resistant plants grow 24 inches tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 3-9.
Welcome butterflies and a host of other pollinators (including bees) by planting butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa). Despite the name, this native plant doesn’t behave like a weed, taking over a garden. Plants are slow to emerge in spring, appearing long after other plants. It’s a good idea to mark its spot to avoid disturbing it. Removing spent blooms keeps the flower show going, but stop in early fall to let seeds form. Seed pods make a nice addition to fall wreaths or arrangements. This is a host plant for monarch butterflies, feeding both caterpillars and adult butterflies. Grows 2 to 3 feet tall by 1 to 2 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 4-9.
This gravel pathway winds through the serenely landscaped, terraced gardens that cover this home's property, connecting the upper spaces with the lower patio and entertaining space. Guests can stop at any point on this path and enjoy the beauty of the butterfly garden all the shrubs and bushes and stone, this garden feels as if it were found, naturally occurring rather than created by a skilled team of designers.
A large houseplant, cheerful yellows and greens and floral graphic patterns throughout the room bring to life this bright sunroom. With a spectacular view of the butterfly garden, the sunroom is a perfect place to relax after working outside or entertain guests in the evening.
Cheerful yellows and greens, floral and graphic patterns and a houseplant used throughout the room bring to life this stunning and bright sunroom. With a spectacular view of the butterfly garden, the sunroom is a perfect place to relax after working outside or entertain guests in the evening.
The plantings change with seasons and attract wildlife like butterflies and bees. The designer used plants with yellow, whites and grays that can reflect light in the evening. It also used some evergreen perennials and architectural grasses for winter interest. The lower paved area and the long cement planter are in permanent shade and the area by the grass is super sunny.
At the entry to the master suite, a seating area captures the California cool, bohemian style. A caramel butterfly chair and accompanying table with gold top are lit by the sunshine from the sliding door. A mini succulent garden is done with an air of refinement and sophistication to decorate the area.
Welcome monarch butterflies with swamp milkweed (Asclepias incarnata), a native plant that offers nectar for adult butterflies and leaves for caterpillars. Swamp milkweed grows best in full sun and thrives in boggy or moist soil. Flowers appear mid- to late summer and beckon loads of pollinators—bees, beneficial insects and hummingbirds. Give plants a spot in full sun. This low-maintenance plant makes a good choice for rain gardens, butterfly gardens or cottage borders. Deer-resistant plants grow 4 to 6 feet tall and 2 to 3 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 3-8.
A simple water garden and all you do, is add water. That's pretty much what it takes to become a successful container water gardener. Water in a garden of any size creates an oasis not only for you but also for birds, butterflies, dragonflies and even small fish.
Purple flower clusters (8 inches long) cover this small tree all summer long. Blooms beckon pollinators of all kinds—it’s a great plant for a bee or butterfly garden. Gray-green leaves have purple undersides that complement blooms. Look for other chaste tree varieties with flowers in shades of pink or white. The branch structure is very architectural and adds good winter interest to a landscape. If your chaste tree develops lots of twiggy growth and starts looking more shrub-like, prune it in late winter. Remove all smaller twigs along five or six major trunks to create a tree-looking plant. Size: 6 to 8 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide. Hardy in Zones 6-9.