How to create a Butterfly or Hummingbird Garden

Looking to add some color and attract Butterflies and Hummingbirds to your garden this year?  Check out the design below for a few ideas.  This sketch could work in a corner yard or could be modified to work along a fence line or in a side yard.  Pick and choose from the plant key.  Mix it up and soon you’ll have a terrific Butterfly or Hummingbird Garden.  Don’t forget, the butterflies and hummingbirds are free!

Source: Shades of Green

A: Yarrow, Pincushion, Pink Skullcap, Blackfoot Daisy

B:  Gregg’s Mistflower, Turks Cap, Hardy Blue Aster, Hummingbird Bush

C: Firewitch Dianthus, Four Nerve Daisy, Verbena, Coral Bells

D:  Purple Coneflower, Black-eyed Susan, Zexmenia, Autumn Sage, Hummingbird Mint

E:  Blackfoot Daisy, pincushion, Teas Betany, Pink Skullcap

F:  Orange Milkweed, Mealy Blue Sage, Guara, Standing Cypress

G:  ‘First Love’ Dianthus, Yarrow, Texas Betany, Standing Cypress