Tag Archives: butterfly gardening

Plants to Attract Monarchs

Many gardeners are focused on attracting monarchs to the garden. Some years the gardens succeed in attracting the butterflies, and other years they do not. A reader shares her experience in attracting the, at times, elusive monarch. Read about her …

Add Bold Color with ‘Honeyberry’ Wallflower

Honeyberry wallflower

We love ‘Honeyberry’ wallflower for its versatility. It looks great in borders, rock gardens or as part of a garden bed design. This low-maintenance biennial has a wonderful scent and attracts bees and butterflies to the garden, too.

Book Review: Four Wings and a Prayer

Four Wings and a Prayer

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 …

Perennial Plants that Attract Butterflies

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.

Trees, Shrubs and Vines That Attract Butterflies

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.