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Landscaping for Butterflies and Other Pollinators

Landscaping for Butterflies and Other Pollinators: Exotics can be Useful - Ecological Landscape Alliance

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We grow butterfly host plants that attract butterflies to the garden for egg-laying. Lots of tips on butterfly gardening too!

Russian sage, Perovskia their color for weeks. Paired with the plant’s fragrant, silvery foliage, Russian sage is a must-have for your garden. Russian sage grows 3 to 5 feet tall, dwarf forms are more compact reaching 3 feet in height. Grows in Zones 4-9.

Power Perennials: Plants That Thrive No Matter What

Russian sage, Perovskia their color for weeks. Paired with the plant’s fragrant, silvery foliage, Russian sage is a must-have for your garden. Russian sage grows 3 to 5 feet tall, dwarf forms are more compact reaching 3 feet in height. Grows in Zones

How to: Plant a Butterfly Garden from Better Homes and Gardens. Great Article & slide show!

Plant a Butterfly Garden

Phlox bears beautiful clusters of red, pink, lavender, salmon, or white blooms throughout the summer. Their lovely scent delights our noses as much as their nectar delights hungry butterflies.

black swallowtail butterfly

Butterfly Nectar Plants - Attract Butterflies to your Garden

Maurandella antirrhiniflora (Snapdragon vine) - deciduous our zone, needs shade in our area, mine is planted under a texas mountain laurel (likes about the same amount of water)  host plant for common buckeye

Maurandella antirrhiniflora (Snapdragon vine) - deciduous our zone, needs shade in our area, mine is planted under a texas mountain laurel (likes about the same amount of water) host plant for common buckeye

Host plant for a butterfly garden - mallow - attracts common hairstreak and checkered skipper

Mallow

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Cool Weather Pansies..... plant in the fall, rebloom in spring! they survive winter!

plant in the fall, rebloom in spring! they survive winter!

Coral honeysuckle is a fast growing vine. Throughout this perennial's long bloom time, from mid-June through September, its trumpet-shaped blossoms can perfume your entire garden. Coral honeysuckle will twine around anything in its path, scaling a 10- to 15-foot trellis in a single season, and attract hummingbirds as well. Zones 4-9 by graciela

DO IT IN A WHITE HONEYSUCKLE. Coral honeysuckle is a fast growing vine. Throughout this perennial's long bloom time, from mid- your entire garden. Coral honeysuckle its path, scaling a to trellis in a single season, and attract hummingbirds as well.

Honeyberry Assortment - Honeyberry Plants - Stark Bro's

Honeyberry Plant Collection from Stark Bro's

Echinacea Green Envy - Sun, Summer to Fall, Drought tolerant, 30 in high, plant 5 in front of deck

Echinacea Green Envy lasts for 14 days as cutflower

Giant Dutchman's Pipe Vine Plant - Smells Like Rotting Meat - DO NOT BUY

On a recent visit to Naples, FL I had to stop at the fairly new Naples Botanical Garden - and what a treat.

Plectranthus ciliatus, I have it rampaging under the Paper Bark Maples by the letterbox gate as well as in the chimney garden with Mysotidium hortensia.

Plectranthus ciliatus, I have it rampaging under the Paper Bark Maples by the letterbox gate as well as in the chimney garden with Mysotidium hortensia.