Create a Butterfly Habitat
Fill your garden with beautiful flowers and butterflies.
Plant in masses whenever possible so butterflies expend less energy traveling between flowers. But even a container of blooms will be appreciated.
Include a variety of flowers that provide nectar throughout the season.
Add a flat stone where butterflies can warm their bodies and sink a shallow container or bucket of sand into the soil and keep it moist. Add a pinch of seas salt or wood ash and watch as butterflies gather.
Leave healthy perennials stand for the winter. They provide winter homes for many of the butterflies and other beneficial insects.
A bit more information: For an up-close look at the insects and spiders that share our garden and natural spaces visit www.billjohnsonbeyondbutterflies.com. His beautiful photos will inspire you to stop and look for these often-overlooked visitors in the garden.
Butterflies on stone and puddling images provided by Bill Johnson Nature Stock Photography, Inc.
Upcoming Webinars & Appearances
Feb. 4, 2023
WCBA's Home Building &
West Bend, WI
Feb. 10-12, 2023
Garden & Landscape EXPO
June 3 – 11, 2023
“Castles & Gardens” Adventure in Ireland with Melinda Myers
Includes the Bloom Festival in Dublin!
CLICK HERE for more information on Melinda's 2022 Wisconsin State Fair presentations on
Affordable Food Gardening
CLICK HERE for pollinator gardening webinars, videos & DIY projects
Watch Melinda's past webinars ON DEMAND