The Biggest Little Butterfly Garden in the World
I am using the Monarch Watch's "Monarch Waystation Requirements" as a guide. Their plant list is helping me narrow down eligible plants for The Biggest Little Butterfly Garden in the World. If you are motivated to create your own Monarch Waystation then I encourage you to look at the Monarch Waystation downloads page. If successful you can certify your butterfly as a Monarch Waystation. Certification fees benefit Monarch Watch and their efforts to create habitat for Monarchs and other pollinators. I am looking forward to becoming certified and buying the sign that shows everyone who visited that the garden is a Butterfly Garden and a Monarch Waystation.
Today I planted a Butterfly Bush and Salvia. I also divided a catnip plant.
For a list of plants in The Biggest Little Butterfly Garden in the World keep reading.
Milkweeds Host Plants for Monarchs:
Nectar Plants - Annuals or Biennials
Nectar Plants - Perennials
2015 is a great year for the monarch butterfly!
I just completed the transplant of showy milkweed from the nursery container to the ground. I is really a big milestone in the gardens evolution because showy milkweed is a native plant in Nevada. It is also a perennial that will return year after year.
To learn more about this individual plant and learn more about this exact plant in detail visit it's page at Plants Map or click on the image. Plants Map is a full feature plant tracking website that was created by Bill Blevins and his team. They were looking for a solution that would allow plants to be able to share their store to the world.