Happy Monday from the Toadstool!!! The weather has made a remarkable recovery up here in the woods. It's time to get outside and do some planting! We wanted to plant some baskets this year that were full of bee and butterfly friendly flowers and plants. This morning, before heading out to the greenhouses, we did some research on what kinds of plants we'd need. I found THIS link very helpful for determining some of the butterfly friendly plants. Here is a short list:
for butterflies...zinnia, sage, marjoram, violets, asters, verbena, dainthus, pincushion
and for the bees...asters, sage, basil, lavendar, rosemary, zinnia, calendula, verbena, gaillardia
*this is just a short list...and these were some of the plants I knew would be easy to find in our local greenhouses.
here are some of the butterfly friendly plants that we got...zinnia's, sage, dianthus, violets