As the temperature continues to climb and we get later into the summer you will see more and more butterflies. Make sure you have a varietyof nectar and host food in order to increase the variety of butterflies in your yard. Milkweed for monarchs, fennel, parsley, and citrus for swallowtails, and passionvine for the Gulf fritillaries are all great host plants. Cone flower, pentas, black eyed Susans, buddelia, and Queen Anne’s lace are some of the many nectar plants. Check out the butterfly article in the garden writing tab for more information on the specifics of butterfly gardening.
Tell me what butterflies you are seeing in your area.