After two days of plant shopping and manual labor, we completed the left side of our new butterfly garden. A special thanks to Palmer’s Garden and Goods who put up with our many questions and gave us great advice on what to plant. We ended up choosing a backdrop of Firebush for a hedge-like look that still provides nectar. The front consists of Porterweed, Salvia, and Pentas.
One of the pictures of planning how the garden was going to lay out.
Side view of the finished product.
Front view of finished garden.
I chose the Porterweed for my garden because it is used as a larval plant for butterflies. I figured it would be a better way to get butterflies if I keep a host plant in the garden for them. I chose this particular one because it already has a cocoon hanging on its limbs.