We love Butterflies and if you do too, we’re sure you would love to see more of these adorable creatures frequenting your yard and we’re going to show you how to attract butterflies to your garden.
It’s all in the layout of your yard according to experts. Once you set your garden out the way they love, you will be inundated.This infographic from University Illinois is an excellent place to start. It shows you what needs to be taken in to consideration if you want to attract butterflies like magnets.
Butterflies and Caterpillars only eat from the Milkwood plants. They need a selection of trees and blooms and puddling areas to keep them happy and they are sun worshippers too.
Native Plants are another favorite and be sure to avoid pesticides as they will harm your butterflies.
The above infographic from Tree Hugger shows you the different types of Milkwood and the regions that it can be found.
Best Flowers For Attracting Butterflies
As you can see from the Infographic above from Longfield Gardens they have outlined the best Flowers for attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to your backyard.
Geraniums and Gladiolus as well as Oriental Lili’s and Dahlia’s are just a handful of the many pretty flowers that will do the trick.
We found this excellent infographic on Ringers that shows you how to set up your Butterfly Garden. You can see that they have used a combination of Swamp Milkweed and Butterfly Weed.
There are Black Eyed Susans and Wild Bergamot too. In total, they have used 12 plantings in a very attractive way.
These further photos of the project conducted on behalf of a client shows the thoughtfulness that Ringers have put into the design.
It ties in beautifully with the landscape and adds a lovely feature.
Butterfly Gardening Video Tutorial
We have included this video tutorial that has some excellent tips and tricks that you will be keen to learn.
You will see how to lay your garden out and how to care for the Butterflies. Click Play above to watch now ^
Flowers That Attract Butterflies
Menards has this excellent infographic that shows you the direction you should be heading with the blooms in your garden.
There are plenty of very pretty choices including Daisies, Dandelions and Impatiens. Marigolds get the tick as does Catnip.
This chart from BHG is another good one and again shows you how you can create a lovely butterfly garden design that is pleasing to the eye. Be sure that you Pin for future reference.
Learn the secret to making a simple and inexpensive Butterfly Feeder that you can pop in your garden or hang from a tree. Check out our post here