My little butterfly house and garden
I love butterflies! I've written about
them here in the past. I've had a
butterfly house and garden for many years now.
Some years I seem to have more butterflies than others but I always attract those pretty little white ones. I think they look so beautiful flying and flitting about in my garden and yard. I could sit out in my swing for hours watching them if I only had the time.
My butterfly house has been looking kind of ragged lately.
It has never been painted before so I decided to spruce it up a bit with a little paint. Then I add a few pieces of foam art in the shape of flowers, butterflies, and frogs. After adding the foam art I spray painted a protective covering on it. I have read in the past that butterflies are attracted to color so I decided to paint each side of the house a different color.
After I finished painting it I set it out in the yard to dry. Since I've put it back out in my garden I have been seeing a few more monarch butterflies so I think it just might be working.
My garden also attracts birds that love
to perch on my neighbors trees and chat away in the morning and evening. Bumble bees flourish in my garden too. I think it's very interesting to watch them as they go about their business. Charli loves to go out into the garden and sniff all of the flowers. I keep telling her if she isn't careful she is going to get stung by a bee.
The lilies are almost in full bloom now. They are one of my favorite flowers.
My butterfly garden is a a very peaceful place to visit. It's very serene. I also love it because I never know on any given day what I am going to see out there.
Do you have a butterfly garden or house? If so, I would love to hear from you. How do you attract and keep your butterflies coming back year after year?
I hope all of you have had a beautiful day ♥
With warmest regards, Carol