Four Wings and a Prayer: Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly by Sue Halpern 224 pages Vintage, Reprint edition, 2002 List price: $15.00, Softcover While usual reviews posted here are for recent releases, good books come out every … Read Article
In past years we’ve seen lots of Monarch butterflies in our neighborhood, but we only saw one or two this past summer. What are some ways we can attract them to return?
Virtues: We Love Lo & Behold buddleia ‘Blue Chip’ for its small size and its eye-catching dark green foliage that contrasts beautifully against the spikes of stunning, tiny blue to lavender fragrant blooms perfect for attracting butterflies. This dwarf butterfly … Read Article
The day I visited Storm King Art Center, landscape architect and consultant Darrel Morrison led a group of us on a tour of the native meadow grasses that are so much a part of this world-famous sculpture park in the Hudson … Read Article
Here are a few favorite annuals that attract butterflies. Consider including them in your butterfly garden.
Here are a few favorite perennials that attract butterflies. Some are nectar sources for mature butterflies, and others are host plants for butterfly larvae. Every good butterfly garden should include both categories. Many of these plants also attract hummingbirds.
Here are a few favorite trees, shrubs and woody vines that attract butterflies. Some provide nectar for adult butterflies. Others serve as host plants for butterfly larvae. Every good butterfly garden should include both nectar sources and larval sites.
If you hope to be attracting butterflies to your garden this summer, be sure to include these simple details. They are the key to a successful butterfly garden.
We love pot marigold (Calendula officinalis) for its bright flowers, tolerance of cool temperatures and ease of care. Read Article
Can I collect seed from my blue mist shrub and expect it to sprout? Read Article
We love Mexican hat coneflower (Ratibida columnifera) for its colorful, sombrero-like flowers, drought tolerance and long bloom time. Read Article