The #digin series is a set of posts written by me, sponsored by Home Depot. You can also see the other posts in this series here.
Want to grow the perfect butterfly garden? It’s easy!
Like men, insects have a one tract mind. (Kidding, kidding!) if you want to grow the perfect butterfly garden all you have do is to think like a butterfly.
Vibrant colors, tantalizing scents.
They’re gonna love you and this haven that you’ve created, and here’s a little advice for attracting caterpillars and keeping butterflies fluttering around all summer long.
First, check out some snippets of our beautiful garden, then keep reading to see how to grow your own:
Think Organic, think sustainable.
Only use organic, sustainable practices in your garden. No chemicals or artificial fertilizers. Use compost to work your soil if it needs it.
Don’t ever even think about touching a pesticide. You want to attract beneficial insects to your colorful paradise, so worms, lady bugs, and of course caterpillars are your friends.
Listen, ladies. If there’s one lesson I learned from living in the city it’s that you never fail to utilize your space. What I love about this garden is that it can easily serve multiple purposes. Sure, it looks beautiful with those great colors and textures. It attracts wildlife that are beneficial to the ecosystem of your garden.
But are you familiar with the adage, grow foods not lawns?
While you’re investing all of that time and work into a garden you may as well throw in a few edibles. Just be sure to plant enough to share with our winged and crawling friends. Here are some great herbs that you can add to your garden that’ll feed you, as well!
If you have the space for it then here are a few other options of the more wild variety:
Want to see more on my butterfly garden? You can see my inspiration and all the flowers I used on my Pinterest board, Butterflies for my Girls. It includes fun garden ideas, all of the flowers and herbs that I’ve included and so many great Pinterest-worthy inspirational ideas.
Use your resources.
So many references, so little time! Start with sites you know and trust. Like, um, this one. And Home Depot’s Garden center. Visit the library (one of my favorite places!) if you’re feeling particularly old fashioned and peruse the hundreds of books they have there.
In the end what it comes down to is getting fresh air, creating something beautiful, and doing something good for the environment as well. So have fun with it and make it your own!
All thoughts and opinions are my own, I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to work with The Home Depot and receive product to enhance our yard!
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot.