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I am trying to figure out what to do with this small area. Thinking about a butterfly garden ?

Zone 24503 | Kris58 added on July 9, 2018 | Answered

The area has morning and some afternoon sun. Anything that you can suggest would be great. I reside in Virginia, so I'd like something indigenous to the area. Thank you.

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MichiganDot
Answered on July 10, 2018

It's exciting, and overwhelming, to start a new garden. Before you make further plans, check out these basic questions: how many hours of direct sunlight does the area get; what does the soil seem like - clay, sand or in between; how many hours/week can you devote to tending plants; and how much money can you put toward the project. Doing your homework now will spare you the experience of putting a lovely plant in the wrong space, a garden area where it will not do well. I speak from experience! Here is a link that discusses how to get going and what to think about. It also allows you to search for plants native to your state. Native plants, along with a few "butterfly magnets" will provide food that butterflies know are safe to eat. If you have questions along the way, please send a new post. Good luck.
https://www.wildflower.org/learn/guide-native-plant-gardening

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