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Summer Fun ~ Plant a certified butterfly garden...


Looking for a fun project for the kiddos (and grownups) this summer?

Planting a certified butterfly garden is a great learning experience, loads of fun and you can get a nifty certification sign to put in your garden!

It's super easy...you just need to plant the following and fill out the certification form at the North American Butterfly Association's web site : http://nababutterfly.com/

  • At least three different native caterpillar food plants must be grown, preferably more than one plant of each selected species
  • At least three different native butterfly nectar sources must be grown, preferably more than one plant of each selected species

There are so many wonderful plant choices! But here are some of my favorites :)

Caterpillar food (host) plants:

Dill & Fennel (Black Swallowtail Butterflies)

Holly hocks (Painted Lady Butterflies)

Milkweeds (Monarch Butterflies)

Passion Vines (Gulf & Variegated Fritillary Butterflies)

Butterfly nectar flowers:

Coneflowers (Echinacea) Probably my all time favorite :)

Lantana (lantana camara)

Milkweeds (Asclepias)

Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Sunflowers (Helianthus)

Butterfly Bush (buddleia davidii)

 Happy Summer everyone!! :)


1 comment


  • Debbi white

    Found your little north pole garden today at Harry & David in medford oregon. Bought, but will order from you to send for Christmas gifts. How very very clever! Will share you on Facebook with all my other grandma friends asap. You offer such fun seasonal and various. .loved them all. Will be gifting them to friends all of 2017. Praises to the brains behind them and the delightful packaging. Bravo. I was thinking about telling my master gardener friends in time for them to sell them at their April 2017 fair. Talk to you soon.


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