Imagine your garden with lots of flowers and surrounded with colorful butterflies! Isn’t it amazing? Butterflies add to the beauty of a garden. They make it more vibrant and lively and add more color to it. However, attracting butterflies is an art in itself and it should be learned. So, what are you waiting for? Learn the tricks below and know what draws the attention of the butterflies to your sweet little garden and invite more colors in your life.
Butterflies are drawn to colorful flowers. So plant those in your garden. Plant them in groups instead of planting them individually. Groups of colorful flowers will attract the butterflies faster than single flowers. So plant the colorful flowers in groups to attract bulks of butterflies.
Nectar is another thing that attracts those amazing creatures towards the flowers. Different flowers have different types of nectar. Different butterflies are also attracted to different nectars. Some are attracted to the color of the nectar and some prefer the scent of the nectar. So plant flowers with different sorts of nectars in our garden to attract various kinds of butterflies.
Some specific flowers are more attractive to the butterflies. These include Hibiscus, Marigold, Lavender, Butterfly Bush, Lilac, Rosemary, Daylilies and Goldenrod. So go ahead and decorate your garden with these plants. More and more butterflies would be attracted towards your yard.
Another factor that should be kept in mind while attracting butterflies, is giving them space for their own. Adult female butterflies often look for places where they can lay eggs peacefully. They also look for plants that can be food for their larvae. Some such plants are snapdragon, citrus trees, prickly ash, milkweed, daisy, nettle, cherry, tulip tree etc. this trick will enable you to keep those mums for a longer period. So, enjoy the color.