Butterfly garden design
Plants you will need:
One butterfly bush (Buddleia davidii 'Black Knight')
Four goldenrods (Solidago canadensis 'Golden Wings')
Two joe-pye weeds (Eupatorium maculatum)
Three New England asters (Aster novae-angliae 'Alma Potschke')
Three ornamental cabbages (Brassica oleracea)
One dill (Anethum graveolens)
Five parsley plants (Petroselinum crispum)
Eight globe amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)
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|The garden should be approximately 10 feet by 12 feet. It should be in full sun at least six hours a day. Provide fruit such as bananas and watermelon as an additional food source. Provide water sources for "puddling" by burying two pans filled with sand. Place a few sticks and rocks on top of the sand, and fill the pans with water. Provide two low containers filled with dark rocks for butterflies to warm themselves. Include a hummingbird feeder in the garden.
Sample garden design