1-2-3 Done! - Creating a Herb Butterfly Container
One of the pleasures I enjoy about a garden is watching all the wildlife that comes to visit. I am particularly fond of those little acrobats of the sky, butterflies.
Creating a butterfly sanctuary is fun and easy. There are two kinds of plants you will need to grow in your butterfly garden; food plants for the caterpillars and nectar plants for the adult butterflies
Some herbs have a bloom season, but a lot of herbs bloom continuously throughout the season which makes them especially good in a butterfly garden. Good nectar herbs include oregano, pineapple sage, garlic chives, bee balm, catnip, sage, mint, and thyme. Good host plants are fennel, dill, parsley, and basil.
I started with a large terra cotta container and filled it with a good quality soil. I used cinnamon basil, bee balm, parsley and dill from Bonnie Plants.
After planting each one in the container, I gave it a good shot of water.
Be sure to place your container in a nice sunny location, the herbs and butterflies will be glad you did, plus, you'll enjoy seeing Mother Nature's beauty hard at work!