Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Give me butterflies!

Part of my spring planning is to create a butterfly oasis in our backyard!  I hope to get the flowers planted this weekend (along with the tomatoes and peppers!) -- zinnias, coneflowers, cosmos and marigolds mixed in with parsley, dill and fennel.

Today I picked up this adorable little birdbath that will serve as their water source.  I just love it!  I'm going to put small stones in the bottom of the bowl to give them something to light on.

I got this idea from Miss Rosalynn Carter.  She has a Butterfly Trail in Plains and I was just beside myself with the butterflies when we went down to sit in on President Carter's Sunday School class in September.  They were everywhere and they were SO beautiful!!

I'm so excited to see if they come!  If you build it...


  1. Can't wait to see it. Beautiful bird bath.Need milkweed for them to lay eggs. Great idea. A little mud in the birdbath will help with nutrients. Maybe to the corner of the bath.Loves you.

  2. Not a single butterfly have I seen here in over a year, so this experiment is exciting. I wanna have all those flying colors so thick they fly in every open door! LARRY