Having a place in your backyard where birds and butterflies flock to can make for a very serene landscape. And creating this landscape is much easier than you think!
Keep 3 things in mind:
- Choose a sunny spot sheltered from winds. A large tree dense with leaves will not only shelter the winds but also provide a nesting area for birds.
- Provide water in a shallow dish or bird bath for the hot summer days.
- Include a mixture of plants that will bloom from spring until fall. Below is a list of plants that birds and butterflies love!
|Heliotrope (annual)||Spring – Fall|
|Joe Pye Weed||Summer|
|Liatris||Summer – Fall|
|Oriental Lilies||Early Summer|
|Purple Cone Flowers||Summer – Fall|
|Lavender||Summer – Fall|
|Sedum||Late Summer – Fall|
|Black Eyed Susan||Mid Summer – Fall|
|Yarrow||Summer – Fall|
|Perennial Salvia||Late Spring – Summer|
Remember, butterflies are most active in a sunny location between 10am-3pm!