Oct 242017
 
starting a butterfly garden how to build and maintain it

The garden is looking much better this week after all my hard work. At this time of year many people sit back and wait, but its more important than ever to keep working. Sign up to our newsletter and get regular updates on flowerbeds, colour selection and butterfly gardens, or compare prices of solar fairy lights and other garden things using the price comparison tool.

What is butterfly gardening? Simply put butterfly gardening is the art of growing flowers and plants that will attract these colourful and dainty creatures to your garden. Delight your family and visitors with beautiful butterflies, but be sure to create a safe habitat for them. If you own cats rethink your plans, because it would be a shame to attract these lovely insects to their death.

The design your butterfly garden is a matter of personal preference. Typical points to consider are the size of your garden and the types of flowers and plants you want to grow. Pick a style of garden that appeals to you, but ensure it also contains the plants and flowers that appeal to the butterflies you wish to attract.

It is important to find out which plants and flowers will attract the species of butterflies. that live in your area. This information can be found at the local library
To create the kind of environment that they find attractive, you will also need water of some kind. A birdbath will look attractive and keep the butterflies up off the ground, away from stray cats or mischievous puppies. A shallow dish on a post or hung in a tree will do just as well.

When planting your butterfly garden be careful how you coordinate the colours you choose for your flowerbeds. Although butterflies do not care about your choice of colour, you don’t want your garden to be a hodgepodge of unrelated colours and textures. Butterflies are attracted to those flowers that have nectar rather than pollen, like honeysuckle, milkweed, summer lilac, Valerian, daisies, Purple Coneflower, Yellow Sage, day lilies and lavender.

Some people find it helpful to draw and colour a layout of their butterfly gardening plan to see what the finished product would look like. Keep in mind that warm colours like red and orange are flashy and showy. These colours have a greater impact against a strong green background. Cool colours such as blue and purple are soothing and toned down and would work better with a white contrast to create the look of freshness and brightness.

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  2 Responses to “Starting a Butterfly garden – How to build and maintain it”

  1. Hi, your contact form doesnt seem to be working on your contact us page… i was hoping to get in touch regarding an advertising enquiry. i have left my email in the relevant place and i towuld be great if i could here back regarding the potential sponsorship.

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    Seb

  2. Sebastian

    Thanks for letting me know. The Contact Us page is now fixed so you can email me that way

    Thanks
    Mike

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