Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Host Plants For Your Garden

Host Plants For Your Garden

I love seeing butterflies in my garden, one of the things many people don't consider is having host plants for the caterpillars to eat.  Last year, I planted parsley ($2.50 at a local garden center) as a host plant for black swallowtail butterflies.  A single plant was plenty for me to cook with and for the caterpillars to eat.  I had three very large and plump caterpillars for a few weeks on my parsley and enjoyed watching them grow.

check out the link bellow to see what plants you can add to your garden to attract butterflies.  

1 comment:

  1. One of our favorite places to visit at the Thompson Park Zoo is the butterfly garden...the kids could just spend hours in there. Never knew that parsley was a good host plant. I wonder if lavendar is too....never could seem to keep the bugs off of it in my beds.


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