PAF Butterfly Garden - Blank Park Zoo

PAF Butterfly Garden

PAF Butterfly GardenMystery Garden

Des Moines, IA 50313

Registrant: Parks Area Foundation -- Kathleen Ziemer
Certified: 7/8/14
Type: Suburban
Garden Size: Medium (200-499 square feet)

Garden Detail

Host Plants:
Asters,Herbs - Dill, Fennel or Curly Parsley, Lupine, Milkweed "Butterfly Weed" "Swamp Milkweed", Native Grasses, Rudbeckia "Black-eyed Susan", Viola "Violets", ice ballet milkweed

Nectar Plants:
Liatris "Blazing Star", Echinacea "Coneflower", Lantana, Zinnia, aster woods purple, autumn joy sedum, coreopsis, salvia

Other Pollinator Friendly Practices:
I do not use insecticides, I use natural compost for fertilization, I have provided basking areas, I will provide over-wintering cover

What inspired you to create your garden?
The garden was planted at an event venue for education and beautification of the site. This is a first year garden just planted in June, 2014.

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