Habitat destruction has led to a decline in this beautiful natural creature, and this is the reason butterfly gardening is gaining increased popularity. Creating a butterfly garden is aimed at creating an atmosphere which attracts butterflies and moths as well as encourage the laying of eggs. These tiny little creatures feed on the flower nectar, which tends to be the major cause of attraction. Butterfly garden is more like a wildlife garden with lots of wildlife flowers and must be created with careful planning so the butterfly population is encouraged.
It starts with preparing a new bed for plantation so the flower seeds can be sown. Creating the plant bed calls for attention and care and needs clearing of the wild weeds that have grown, as well as some spraying. While choosing the site for your butterfly garden, make sure that the space is surrounded with other plants and not isolated.
This is because butterflies will find their way to your garden when there is an array of flowers to guide them straight there. Bear in mind that if your garden is just a floral section amongst grass, these little winged creatures will be less tempted to visit your place! Moreover, flowering shrubs and butterfly enticing plants are also a major cause of attraction for butterflies.
Butterflies love colors so make sure that you include a variety of them in your garden, as well as ensure that the plants are of differing size and height. Some of the famous plants include Lilacs, Rhododendrons and James McFarland along with Weigela for attracting butterflies. It is advisable that Butterfly Milkweed is never forgotten while planting a butterfly garden along with blossoms. The plants also provide food for caterpillars as some plants are not fed upon by adult butterflies.
Several other wildflowers attract butterflies and you will get to see a view which is as beautiful as heaven! Just plan your garden in a way which blossoms in all seasons. This will enable frequent visits of your favorite creatures. Furthermore, you should ensure that the butterfly garden must also be a source of the nourishment of butterflies as well as a shelter place in cold and wind. Rocks and small logs are a good source of providing shelter. Butterfly shelters are also a good option to add. In the end, do not forget to add the bench where you can calmly sit and observe the nature’s beautiful creation!
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