As fall approaches, consider now as a good time to plan and plant your perennial garden for next year. Usually, plant spring-blooming plants in the fall and fall-blooming plants in the spring. Also consider buying plants from native plant nurseries and using those that are pollinator friendly.
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Seems counterintuitive, doesn't it, that a plant name with the word "weed" in it would be a good thing to have in your garden, right?
Yet, Joe-Pye weed (Eupatorium spp.) is a verified (documented) great nectaring plant for at least 10 different butterfly species in Tennessee! Not only is this plant useful, it is beautiful as well. Check it out at your local native plant nursery and remember to ask about neonicitinoid-free plants.
Happy butterfly gardening!
July and August are great months to take notes on which plants in your garden are the most used by butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. This year, USDA organic zinnias are proving to be the best nectaring plants in my yard!
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