Flowers are fab and all, but this girl loves seeing friendly
critters in her garden. And no garden-lovin’ creature is quite as beautiful as
the butterfly. You can find ‘em all over the world, from the Amazon to the
North Pole. Why not tempt a few to your neck of the woods with some
Set aside an afternoon to get your goods growing. You’ll
need a large pot…or some space in M & D’s backyard garden, plant soil, a
shovel and a ride to a local nursery or garden center. You don’t need all of
the plants that butterflies love, but do pick a few for your patch of paradise.
Keep an eye out for: milkweed, butterfly bush (lantana), sunflowers, violets,
dandelions, lilacs, honeysuckle, clover, thistle, alfalfa, asters, marigolds,
phlox or nettles.
Once you’ve got them planted (aim for after the last frost
if you’re in a colder climate), consider adding a few large rocks and a saucer
of water to give the beauties some shelter from the sun and something cool to
Butterflies should be touching down in your garden within a
few weeks. Grab your camera and snap away, sweetie!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 4/27/2011 11:44:00 AM
POSTED IN mother's day, gifts, crafts, diy