Butterfly Gardens – What are they?

Butterfly gardens are a complex creation of selected plants and flowers designed to attract and support communities of beautiful enchanted butterflies. Butterfly gardens should have both types of plants to support your magical butterfly community.
The first type of plant is called a host plant. A host plant serves two purposes, one as a place for butterflies to lay their eggs and two as a food source for the butterfly larvae or caterpillars.
The second type is a flowering plant that produces nector which is adult butterfly food. Butterflies are attracted to the flowering plants because of their colorand aroma. The most popular colors for butterfly gardens are Yellow, Red and Purple.
The key to atracting many diferent butterflies to your butterfly gardens are the diversity of your plants.
Butterfly Gardens don’t necessarily need to be an elaborate overwhelming stage of plants and flowers. Just a few choice selected plants can make a simple patio into one of the most beautiful lavash butterfly gardens you will ever see.

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