Saturday, April 9, 2011

Butterfly Garden

So the previous tenants of my townhouse had planted a little garden by the front door. They, however, must not have known that mint is kind of an invasive species, in that it will take over your entire garden if not monitored. So that's what happened, resulting in a Jurassic Park-esque jungle by mid-summer.
So I've decided that I am going to clean up the yard, get rid of weeds and mint growth, and scatter what I hope will be a low maintenance butterfly habitat.
Butterflies need specific flowers--ideally from plants native to the area. I did some research, and then lucked out with this little scatter garden kit, containing the plants I wanted (milkweed was my #1)--and more. It also has some nice instructions for this gardening newb.
So hopefully when these little lovelies come migrating through Maryland, they'll stop by and say hello! You know I love me some butterflies!

Now all I need is a hoe (but who doesn't, am I right? Just kidding...inappropriate...).

♥ Shannon


  1. Hahaha, I love you just *that* much more for the joke at the end.

  2. Good luck with your butterfly garden! It'll be sooo beautiful when It all comes together!


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