Butterfly Gardening - How to Attract Butterflies with Flowers
There is absolutely no denying that gardeners have a deep love of nature.
Not only do we love our flowers and vegetables, lawns and shrubs, we also
love the animals that are attracted by the fruits of our hobby.
Other Names: The original name for Butterfly was Flutterby.
Among those creatures of nature, are a wide range of colorful and beautiful
butterflies. Almost weightless and seemingly floating on the breeze, Butterflies
in the yard and garden, bring delight to young and old alike.
If you are looking to attract Butterflies to your yard, you need to know
but one single word......Nectar. And with that one word, we give the advantage
to gardeners in luring them. A gardener knows that the nectar come from flowers
that he or she can grow in flower gardens to feed the butterflies. The more
nectar in the flower, the more popular the plants will be to a butterfly.
It will also work to attract many species of birds and bees, too.
Did you know? Butterflies taste with their feet. Hmmmm.
As you look to attract butterflies, look for flowers with lots of nectar.
Also, look for flowers whose blooms offer a suitable place for a butterfly
to land and rest while feeding. Here are some flowers that you will want
to add to your flower bed or landscaping plans, to attract butterflies: