Novice Butterfly Gardener wanting advice
Hi everyone. I am in the exploratory and planning stages of beginning 2 small container butterfly gardens, one for my mother's house and the other for my home.
I have been researching for weeks looking for information about host and nectar plants as well as the best way to arrange everything. I just want some advice and reassurance from other experienced gardeners about this. What have you tried? What works better?
I have decided on tropical and swamp milkweed. I may have a friend bring me some common milkweed. I bought some State Fair zinnias and lantana and another friend bought me an argyranthemum butterfly plant, which resembles a daisy.
I think my biggest question is: Will they come by and visit? I am so pessimistic that I am going to do all of this and not have one butterfly stop by either site.