ButterfliZ of Iowa - Blank Park Zoo

ButterfliZ of Iowa

ButterfliZ of Iowa

Des Moines IA 50313

Registrant: Kathleen & Doug Ziemer, ButterfliZ of Iowa
Certified: 4/14/14
Type: Suburban
Garden Size: Large (500-999 square feet)

Garden Detail

Host Plants:
Alcea "Hollyhock", Asters, Herbs - Dill, Fennel or Curly Parsley, Lupine, Milkweed "Butterfly Weed" "Swamp Milkweed", Native Grasses, Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan", Other

Nectar Plants:
Monarda "Bee Balm", Buddleja "Butterfly Bush", Echinacea "Coneflower", Cosmos, Eutrochium "Joe-pye Weed", Lantana, Zinnia

Other Pollinator Friendly Practices:
I do not use insecticides, I use natural compost for fertilization, I have added the following pollinator-friendly features to my garden (e.g., fruit feeders, bee nesting boxes, ect., I have provided basking areas, I will provide over-wintering cover, I have added a nectar feeder or use over-ripe fruit to supplement feeding resources, I have provided mineral salts

Since we have raised butterflies for over 25 years, our garden changes some each year.
 

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