8 Flowers That Attract Monarch Butterflies

05/30/2018 Ken Davis

Monarch Butterfly on a Butterfly Bush by Ken Lain, the mountain gardener With its four-inch wingspan and vibrant black and orange pattern, the Monarch butterfly is easy to recognize. Sadly, Monarch population numbers have experienced a…

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Plant Magnets for Calling All Butterflies!

08/04/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener I believe that butterflies, some of the most beautiful, magnificent, and interesting creatures in any garden, are God’s gift to gardeners. Fortunately, butterfly numbers are increasing in our landscapes. The reason so many butterflies…

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7 Flowers that Save Monarch Butterflies

06/24/2017 Ken Davis

By Ken Lain, the mountain gardener With its four-inch wingspan and vibrant black and orange pattern, the Monarch butterfly is easy to recognize in the landscape. However, Monarch population numbers have experienced a steady and dramatic decline in the 21st…

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Butterflies Bring Magic to the Garden

05/13/2017 Ken Davis

Butterflies are some of the most beautiful, interesting creatures in any garden, and considered by many to be God’s most glorious gift to gardeners.  Sadly, buildings, roads, parking lots, and strip malls negatively impact the natural habitat of butterflies and…

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Gardening for Wildlife – Butterflies

07/07/2016 Ken Davis

At a recent Garden Class Coya Steele Silverlake updated us on the latest trends in the butterfly world. The good news is that the Monarch population is on the rise. The attached article will explain more and show you how…

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