Category Archives : Butterflies


How to #Grow & Care for #Butterfly Bush! #gardeningtips

Buddleja, buddleia, butterfly bush. #flora #natura #nature #naturaleza #flores #flowers #bridge #buddleja #buddleia #butterflybush #green #botanic #botanica A post shared by Siu (@siuspot) on Mar 24, 2017 at 8:06am PDT We finally got a close-up photo of our Butterfly Bush flowers! Butterfly Bush Flower Cluster Attracts Butterflies! #butterfly #butterflies #butterflygarden #butterflygardens #butterflygardening #buddleia #flower #flowers […]

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Monarch Butterfly [Photo Courtesy: www.flickr.com] how to garden

3 Ways to Attract #Monarch #Butterflies! #butterflygardening

It’s late Summer in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S.A. For the last few days, we have noticed a beautiful orange and black Monarch butterfly flitting around our garden. He loves our Zinnia flowers! We didn’t want to scare him away, but we sure wanted to capture him feeding on video! Monarch butterflies migrate from […]


Watch Black Swallowtail #Butterfly Feed on Butterfly Bush! #butterflies

  On a Sunday morning in late Summer, we gazed upon a Black Swallowtail Butterfly as he fed on our Butterfly Bush! He fed for a long time so we were able to get a really good closeup of his beautiful colors! To learn how to care for Butterfly bush, click here.   On a […]

Black Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly [Photo Courtesy: cambridgeincolour.com]

Cistena Shrub in Full Bloom! how to garden beginner gardener

6 Reasons to #Grow #Cistena #Shrub! #pinkflowers

                    Cistena is a large shrub that blooms light pink flowers in early spring. It is a member of the cherry family. Since it is a flowering shrub, we fertilize twice per year with an organic fertilizer Espoma PT18 Plant Tone, 18-Pound, once in early spring […]


#Butterflies Love #Butterfly #Shrub! #butterflygardening

  On a sunny fall morning, we noticed a Yellow Tiger Swallowtail feeding on our Butterfly bush. I carefully walked toward him so I could record him. He flew toward the camera which was delightful! Butterfly bush will bring beautiful butterflies to your garden! To learn how to care for Butterfly bush, click here.   […]

Red Admiral Butterfly [Photo Courtesy: butterfly.conservation.ie]

Milkweed Bush beginner gardener how to garden

6 Reasons to #Grow #Milkweed #Shrub in Your #Garden!

  The name “milkweed” doesn’t sound like a very attractive name. When gardeners think of “weeds,” positive thoughts typically don’t come to our minds. However, there are 5 reasons to grown ‘Milkweed Bush” in your garden: Monarch butterflies are attracted to gardens with a milkweed bush. The milkweed bush is a host plant for Monarch […]


What Happened 2 #Butterfly Eggs Laid on #Geraniums? #butterflies

This is an update to our post about discovering butterfly eggs on our Salmon Geraniums. To find out what happened to the butterfly eggs, see the video at the bottom of this post … >>>>>>>>>>>>> I just watered our Salmon Geraniums and noticed little black eggs on a few leaves. Since the eggs are black, […]

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Red Maple Tree how to garden beginner gardener

4 Ways #Red Maple #Trees Improve #Landscape & #Home! #tree

      It’s early Fall in the Mid-Atlantic area of the U.S. and our Red Maple Tree is starting to turn red! Red Maple Tree is a stunning, majestic tree. Here are 4 ways Red Maple Trees improve your landscape and home: One way Red Maple Trees improve your landscape is by bringing bright […]


Save #Monarch #Butterfly! Plant #Milkweed! #butterflies

  Monarch butterflies are attracted to gardens with a milkweed bush. The milkweed bush is a host plant for Monarch butterflies to lay their eggs. The beautiful orange blooms will add bright orange color to your garden! For beginner gardeners, milkweed multiplies rapidly! To keep it in a confined area, pick off the seedpods that […]

Milkweed Shrub how to garden beginner gardener

Salmon Geranium how to garden beginner gardener

#Butterfly Eggs Laid on Salmon #Geranium! #butterflygardening

I just watered our Salmon Geraniums and noticed little black eggs on a few leaves. Since the eggs are black, and I’ve seen Black Tiger Swallowtail butterflies in our garden, I assume they are Black tiger Swallowtail butterfly eggs. I will keep an eye on the eggs, and keep this post updated with photos and […]


#Deadhead #Cosmos 4 Blooms Thru #Autumn! #prune #flowers

    Cosmos are annuals that bloom throughout Spring, Summer, and into Fall. They like full sun and attract butterflies. Prune or deadhead old blooms to keep cosmos blooming all season. For beginner gardeners, Cosmos are very easy to grow. Full sun is the key. Every few weeks, fertilize with an organic fertilizer such as […]

Cosmos how to garden beginner gardener

Black Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly [Photo Courtesy: cambridgeincolour.com]

How 2 Attract #Butterflies! #pollinators #pollin8rchat #butterflygardening

                      Whenever I am in the mood to see some of God’s most beautiful creatures, I step outside and slowly walk over to our Butterfly (or Buddleia) Bush. Butterflies absolutely love Butter Bush! In our backyard, a  ten foot tall Butterfly bush leans up against […]


Cistena #Shrub Blooms #Pink #Flowers! #spring #springblossoms

                    Cistena is a large shrub that blooms light pink flowers in early spring. It is a member of the cherry family. Since it is a flowering shrub, we fertilize twice per year with an organic fertilizer Espoma PT18 Plant Tone, 18-Pound, once in early spring […]

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