By choosing plants that attract butterflies, we can create gardens that are vibrant, aesthetically pleasing and also support the health and vitality of our local ecosystem. When choosing plants to attract butterflies to your garden, it's best to choose a variety of plants that bloom at different times throughout the year to provide a continuous food source. In addition plants that also provide additional benefits such as shelter and habitat would be optimal!
Inviting pollinators to your garden is not as hard as it may seem. You don’t need a large piece of land or a large garden. Flowers in pots, containers, and even windowsills can offer forage, food, and fodder for many of our migrating and permanent pollinators. There are many flowers to be planted now, see list below, that will continue to flourish and flower well into the fall.