Welcome to Libby Breitenbaugh’s butterfly backyard!
I stay in Irmo, South Carolina. I’ve a medium-size butterfly backyard that’s three years previous and really a lot a piece in progress. My butterfly backyard is generally perennials with a couple of annuals. I’ve each nectar and host crops. My backyard brings me a lot pleasure. As you possibly can see by my photos, I additionally get different lovely guests in my backyard. I’ve all the time had a love for flowers and wildlife. Every day I stay up for seeing who comes to go to my backyard.
The butterfly backyard in June 2019
American woman butterfly on Verbena ‘Lollipop’ (Zones 6–9)
Buckeye butterfly on ‘Salsa Crimson’ coneflower (Echinacea ‘Salsa Crimson’ Zone four–9)
Darkish morph of an jap tiger swallowtail on lantana (Lantana camara, Zones 9–11 or as annual)
Coneflower Cheyenne spirit (Echinacea ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ Zones four–9)
Grey hairstreak butterfly (Strymon melinus) on Could evening salvia (Salvia sylvestris ‘Could Evening’ Zones four–9)
A feminine ruby-throated hummingbird
View of the backyard in June 2019
Vast view of Libby’s butterfly backyard
‘Mandarin Double Scoop’ coneflower (Echinacea ‘Mandarin Double Scoop’, Zones four–9)
Northern cardinal on chicken tub
Silver-spotted skipper (Epargyreus clarus) on Phlox.
Libby’s butterfly backyard is a superb success. If you wish to create your individual, keep in mind to keep away from utilizing pesticides of any variety, plant a lot of natives, and supply meals for each caterpillars and grownup butterflies. We’ve received concepts for nice crops for a butterfly backyard right here.
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