Converted my raised vegetable beds to pollinator plants!
For the Love of Butterflies
Home Sweet Home
Mix of wildflowers, milkweed, cosmos, zinnia, to entice monarchs on their journey. A place to enjoy watching the greenery grow and be able to learn more as the times come.
Dragon Ladies Edible Garden
I plant for birds, bees, butterflies, bats, and Beardies!
From Pears to Pollinator Garden
I removed 3 Capitol Pears (related to Bradford Pears) from alongside my driveway and planted the area with a pollinator garden.
With a focus on Monarchs, I’ve setup a garden dedicated to butterflies and their posterity. Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Emperor Hackberry butterflies, Painted Ladies, Pearl Crescents, Red Admirals, Question Marks and Hairstreaks visit. With a focus on host plants, I’m hoping to see Giant, Spicebush, and Pipevine Swallowtails, Commas Gulf Fritillary, Variegated Fritillary, Mexican Fritillary, Zebra Longwing and Julias.
Waystation near Concho
Back in June 2020, I revived an unused, neglected corner garden in our backyard in order to provide a waystation for monarchs and other pollinators. I used the “Okies For Monarchs” central Oklahoma blend of seeds available from Johnston Seed Company. This mix includes: Goldenrod, Partridge Pea, Prairie Coneflower, Illinois Bundleflower, Maximilian Sunflower, Plains Coreopsis, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Annual Sunflower, White Yarrow, Leadplant, White Prairie Clover, Purple Prairie Clover, Indian Blanket, Verbena, Purple Coneflower, Swamp Milkweed, Butterfly Milkweed, Showy Milkweed, Common Milkweed, Pennsylvania Smartweed, Wild Bergamot, Gayfeather, Pale Purple Coneflower, Lemon Mint, and Rattlesnake Master. Additionally, I threw in a few various packets of wildflowers I had on-hand, as well as some seeds from wild milkweed growing nearby. The photo I’m including was taken August 25, 2020, so it’s been about 2.5 months.
Two Oaks Butterfly Garden
Started in 2019, and expanded in 2020, a private home garden with a focus on butterfly host plants: spice bush, Joe Pye Weed, native Pipevine, fennel, parsley, and Rue; also exhibits nectar-source host plants: various milkweed species (showy, green, and prairie), Passion flower vine, and wild blue indigo; and primary necter sources: Sweetspire, sterile buddleia, verbena, lantana, coneflower, alyssum, and lavender.
Beverly’s Pollinator & Monarch Garden
Pollinator/Monarch Garden planted in my backyard April, 2020 during the Safe at Home days of Covid 19 crisis. Migrating monarchs touched my life during a difficult time years ago. I built this garden to support them on their journey. It contains 2 kinds of milkweed, monarda, butterfly bush, blue aster & cone flowers. Thanks to inspiration by Marcie Hawkins, Debra Parkhurst & Broken Arrow city Horticulturalist Chris Ohler. Special thanks to Dianne Nail for sharing plantings & her Master Gardener wisdom.
Patriotic Monarch Pit Stop
A potted garden of tropical milkweed, verbena, lantana, pentas, and angelonias.