Friday, August 5, 2011

Bring on the Butterflies!

Our garden this year has been neglected more than usual; however out of concern for our polinating friends, Jackson decided to add some plants to help out the bees and the butterflies. With a little help from his dad, he was able to add a butterfly bush to the meditation garden, and for the birds, a blueberry bush and cherry tree. It was with interest then that I stumbled upon master gardener Eileen's blog, Milkweed Gardens. A gardener for the Orange County Extension Office in Florida, Eileen enjoys butterfly gardening with her children and encourages parents to turn their backyards into a hands-on, butterfly biology lesson. Hm, creating a lifelong gardening lesson and enriching the environment at the same time? Sounds like a good addition to the meditation garden.


Hazardgal said...

Our Rose of Sharon bushes, Hot Pink Hibiscus plants and lonely rose bush attract quite a few. If only my Lilac bush would prosper and the Wisteria I planted would quit taking over the steps. I tend to overplant then regret it.
Love my painting from Olivia!

Nadine @ BDG said...

Thanks for the comment- you're right, our rose of sharons are full of bees-- and survived quite a bit of neglect on our part. And the honey suckle- talk about invasive! But we're enjoying the screen it gives us on the deck.