3 Ways to Attract #Monarch #Butterflies! #butterflygardening


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

Monarch Butterfly [Photo Courtesy: www.flickr.com]

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 the U.S.A. back to Mexico in late Summer. The first way to attract Monarch butterflies is to — plant Milkweed shrub! Milkweed is a host plant for Monarchs to lay their eggs. To learn more about Milkweed, click here.



The second way to attract Monarch butterflies to your garden is to — plant Zinnias! To learn more about growing Zinnias from seed click here.



To see our Countdown to Zinnia Blooms, click here.


The third way to attract Monarch Butterflies is to — plant fall-blooming Sedum plants, such as Sedum Matrona! As the Monarchs migrate back to Mexico in late Summer, they love fresh Sedum blooms with lots of nectar!



To learn more about Butterfly Gardening, watch our Butterfly Gardening playlist on YouTube! Check your local Home Depot, Lowe’s, online Burpee Gardening or eBay for Milkweed and Zinnia plants or seeds! To learn how to plant, fertilize and prune your way to a gorgeous garden, subscribe to our YouTube channel!


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