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What plants do you suggest for a butterfly/hummingbird garden?

posted by: hermie3rd on 02.27.2013 at 11:06 am in Hummingbird Garden Forum

Hi! I have a flower bed that I am planning on turning into a butterfly/hummingbird garden. It is on the north side of our house, and on a slope. If I had to guess, I would say it is probably 10 feet wide by 15 feet long. (Although I'm horrible at estimating spaces). It is a bed my husband and I created when we moved into our house, so it's pretty much a blank canvas. So far, I've only planted 4 butterfly bushes on the side of the bed that borders the house. My hope is to hide the ugly concrete that is underneath our siding. I would like suggestions on plants (bushes, flowers, anything!) to provide the best environment for butterflies and hummingbirds to come to.

Also, we have a 6 foot privacy fence that borders the one side of the bed, so climbing plants are welcome too! I would like them to not be too invasive though, because our vegetable garden is on the other side. :)

Thank you!


This thread has good planting suggestions listed.
clipped on: 05.02.2013 at 04:34 pm    last updated on: 05.02.2013 at 04:34 pm

Punch list

posted by: downsy on 02.04.2013 at 02:20 pm in Building a Home Forum

I remember back when we closed - I had found a punch list posted here by someone and printed it out. That was over a year ago and I now I have a friend who is closing soon and I told her I'd find it.

EEK - I can't find it. I've searched on various words with no luck.

Does anyone remember the thread? It was basically everything to look for on the final walk through with the builder.



clipped on: 04.25.2013 at 12:03 am    last updated on: 04.25.2013 at 12:04 am