Stop planting butterfly bushes!!!
I keep seeing everyone still planting and suggesting butterfly bushes. They are now on the invasive species list. They are spreading into our natural areas and could catch up with purple loosestrife, if we don't watch out.
I got rid of all of mine and still find seedlings every year in my gardens. I switched to Vitex shrubs. Great scent and almost looks like butterfly bush.
We need to be more vigilant about what the greenhouses and nurseries offer to us. They don't care, they just want to make money. In the meantime, we are smothering out our native flora faster than the developers are stripping our topsoil and forests.
Nina in Lancaster