Butterfly garden. Naba certified butterfly gardens some of the new york native plants highlighted in this garden are coastal sweetpepper bush clethra alnifolia dense blazing starliatris spicataand garden phlox phlox paniculatacertified garden 343 in new york state. If your butterfly bush starts to get big prune it back in winter or early spring. A butterfly garden is an easy way to see more butterflies and to help them since many natural butterfly habitats have been lost to human activities like building homes roads and farms.
But if you want to create a butterfly garden that will act as a sanctuary attracting a wide variety of butterflies while also providing a place where butterflies can grow and multiply you will first need some simple planning. Butterfly bush is a shrub thats typically covered in butterflies all summer long. Just a large open sun filled area some nectar flowers for adult butterflies some food sources for caterpillars shelter from extreme weather a shallow butterfly pool and a few good sunning rocks.
Butterflies are some of the most beautiful and interesting creatures on earth. Butterflies dont need anything fancy or expensive. You can cut it almost all the way down to the ground.