For many years, I have had a lot of the suggested perennials for a successful butterfly garden, and we do not spray anywhere on the property.
Purple Coneflowers, Yellow Coreopsis, Orange Blanket Flowers, Phlox in every color, six Butterfly bushes, Zinnias, Peonies, Yarrow in several colors, Autumn Joy Sedum, Marigolds, and drifts of Black Eyed Susans along with bird baths are scattered around while milk weed fills an entire planting area.
A few years ago, the grandkids and I certified the garden as a Monarch Waystation because we were so proud of our dedication and ability to attract butterflies.
But, this year is different.
When the day lilies first started blooming, I saw one. It’s a good thing I had my camera with me to document my one lone sighting.
So, I ask because I’m concerned. Are you seeing butterflies in the same quantity this year?