Butterfly Border Garden Plan
Butterfly Border

A sheltered spot along the side of a garage makes a good location for a butterfly garden. We've included many different kinds of nectar and larval plants here as well as a drinking pool and a flat path where the butterflies can sun themselves and gather energy to fly.

The Butterfly Garden features butterfly bush, goldenrod, Joe-pye weed, New England aster, dianthus, verbena and more great-looking plants to attact delightful summertime visitors.

This Butterfly Border Garden Plan was originally published in Garden Gate magazine No. 34.

The Butterfly Border Garden Plan is a eight-page, 1.5MB pdf file. It includes:
  • The gardenscape painting shown above
  • Overhead plan view
  • Tips on taking care of your new garden
  • Detailed plant list with cold- and heat-tolerance zones
  • Planting plan blueprint
  • Shopping list to take to the nursery
  • PLUS, a 2-page article, "Preparing Great Garden Beds"
  • BONUS! Identification guide to 8 common butterflies and their
    favorite plants.

Butterfly Border Garden Plan

USDA zones 4-8
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