Monday, October 24, 2011

Butterflies are Welcome Here

One of the goals at Maple Hill is attracting wildlife. 
We use natives and Florida-friendly plants
that can also be used by critters to foster their lives.
We try to provide a variety of plant species
that butterflies and pollinators enjoy.

This bush was all but lost last winter
when the hard freezes visited.
It's a favorite resting spot for butterflies now.

It reminds me of a cat's whiskers.

Zinnias are a staple here.
There are such an array of colors, sizes and textures
that we really can never have too many!

Milkweed is a native and a host for Monarchs and others.

The seeds spread themselves readily
when the wind blows just right.

You'll find great information here.

Enjoy all the critters in your garden!

Tuesday Garden Party Co-Hosts