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Zone 98531 | lturner added on January 1, 2017 | Answered

I am new at gardening and have no idea where to begin. I would like to plant a butterfly garden in a raised platform. Is this possible, and what are the best plants for this project? Any help would be very appreciated. Thank you.

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Alisma
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Answered on January 2, 2017

Yes, it is possible to plant a raised butterfly garden. Any of the plants that work for container butterfly gardens will work:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/butterfly-container-garden.htm

The best plants will depend on your region, but here are some ideas. Choose smaller plants rather than the larger plants and shrubs listed, since you will be growing them in a raised bed, which is similar to container gardening.
https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/4H/butterfly8.html
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/beneficial/attracting-butterflies.htm

Here is some advice for creating raised gardens:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/best-soil-raised-garden-beds.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/accessible/building-table-gardens.htm

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