Explore Butterfly Weed, Monarch Butterfly, and more!

Beautiful and Great for the monarchs too~Asclepias tuberosa or Butterfly weed  Butterfly weed is a Missouri native that typically grows in a clump 1-3' tall and features clusters of bright orange to yellow-orange flowers from late spring throughout the summer. Flowers are a nectar source for many butterflies, and leaves are a food source for monarch butterfly larvae (caterpillars). via @Mis

Asclepias tuberosa - butterfly weed - herbaceous perennial - ht: spread: blooms yellow/orange in June-Aug (long bloom period) - full sun - dry to medium water - low maintenance - prominent seed pods - one of the showiest native wildflowers

Love the colorful butterfly against the black n white background. It really pops!

Butterfly with Stained Glass Wings colorful beautiful nature butterfly pretty colors rich

DIY Solar Lamp - Creative Cain Cabin. I would put glitter or something on the inside

DIY Solar Lamp

DIY Solar Mason Jar Lights, Great for Outdoor Space~Creative Cain Cabin might be cute to fill jars & hang from trees

La Mariposa 88 / for its numbers on their wings

Mariposa 88 / The 88 Butterfly (Diaethria clymena) :: This butterfly is found in South America. The underside of the hind wing has a typical black-and-white pattern showing an or This butterfly lives in wet tropical forests.

use burlap to hold in soil (instead of coconut husk liners)

Use doubled-up burlap to line open planters instead of costly and stiff coconut husk liners. By Bees knees bungalow

Zizia aurea | Fine Gardening

commonly known as Golden Alexanders. Roots used in a tea for fever reduction and the flower buds/leaves used like broccoli steamed or fresh in salads.

could easily substitute old security doors or old windows or even wrought iron window covers - clever!

How To Create An Inviting Outdoor Room

could easily substitute old security doors or old windows or even wrought iron window covers - clever! or privacy screen?

Asclepias incarnata (Swamp milkweed) - Missouri native plant important for monarch butterflies - prefers full sun & moist soil - website offers growing info for home gardeners

Asclepias incarnata - Plant Finder neighbors join together to plant 20 plants of at least two different varieties of milkweed to sustain monarch butterfly populations.

Plant these flowers in your garden to attract butterflies

How to Make a Butterfly Feeder

Garden Therapy shares how to make a butterfly feeder and 21 plants that butterflies love like Bee Balm, Catmint and Phlox. Fill your garden with colorful plants and the butterflies will be there in no time.

One of the best northern milkweed varieties for satisfying hungry monarch caterpillars.

Asclepias syriaca- Common Milkweed for Monarch Caterpillars

25 different milkweed plants and milkweed seeds for your garden to attract monarch butterflies. Milkweed is also the host plant for monarch caterpillars.