Build a Homemade Butterfly House

This quick guideline of how to build a Butterfly house is a great weekend project for the self sufficient homesteader who wants to give these beautiful creatures a safe place to rest. There is also a list of flowers that butterflies are attracted to supply the nectar they prefer.

 

How To Build A Butterfly House

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Here is a list of flowers that butterflies love:

Dahlia
Blue queen salvia
Blazing star
Coreopsis
Yarrow
Lupine
Joe Pye weed
Cornflower
Creeping thyme
Blue daisy
Shasta daisy
Heliotrope
Phlox
Aster
Catmint
Mexican sunflower
Ornamental onion
Rodgersia
Violet
Hollyhock
Daylily
Lilac
Honeysuckle
Wisteria
Lavender
Pincushion flower
Nasturtium
Privet
Rocket larkspur
Globe thistle
Mustard
Chickweed
Japanese anemone
Helen’s flower
Lily
Pansy
Snapdragon
Sweet William
Petunia
Blanket flower
Chrysanthemum
Red clover
Dogbane
Borage
Calendula
Zinnia
Dianthus
Sweet alyssum
Dogwood
Sage
Black-eyed Susan
California fuchsia
Pepperbush
Turtlehead
Swamp milkweed
Lobelia
Columbine
Dill flower
Cassia
Delphinium

Not only are butterflies beautiful to watch but they are also pollinators so if you garden they can be very beneficial to your garden. If you want to attract loads of butterflies to your place check out  How To Create A Butterfly Feeder.

Click here to read about building a Butterfly House:

http://www.woodlogger.com/2012/06/butterfly-house/

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Click here to read interesting facts about attracting Butterflies:

http://www.thegardenglove.com/bring-in-the-butterflies/

 

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