Blank Park Zoo
Blank Park Zoo

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

View All Rates ›

Open 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Admission: $14 Adult | $8 Child

View All Rates ›
Search

Design Your Garden

Designs by Anita Westphal, Reiman Gardens

Annual and Perennial Border Garden

This garden plan contains a mix of annual and perennial plants that are easily acquired at most garden centers. Several of the plants are also native to the Midwest. It was designed to be planted against a fence or building, tall plants in the back and plants get shorter towards the front. Make sure to plant in south or west sun for the best success. This would work for a garden that is about 6’ x 10’. This garden qualifies for the Plant. Grow. Fly. Program because it contains both nectar and host plants and many of the plants will attract other pollinators besides butterflies.  
 

Annual and Perennial Island Garden

This garden plan contains a mix of annual and perennial plants that are easily acquired at most garden centers. Several of the plants are native to the Midwest. It is designed to be planted in the yard so it is visually appealing from all sides. Taller plants are in the center and shorter plants are closer to the edges. Make sure to plant in south or west sun for best success. This garden qualifies for the Plant. Grow. Fly. Program by using host plants, nectar plants and plants that will be used by pollinators besides butterflies.
 

Island Garden using Native Plants

This garden plan contains perennial plants that are native to the Midwest. It is designed to be planted in the yard so it is visually appealing from all sides. Taller plants are in the center and shorter plants closer to the edges. Make sure to plant in south or west sun for the best success. This garden qualifies for the Plant. Grow. Fly. Program by using host plants, nectar plants and plants that will attract other pollinators besides butterflies.
 

Sidewalk Garden

This garden plan contains perennial plants, most of which are native to the Midwest.  It is designed to create a narrow border along a sidewalk; it can be used as shown or can be adapted to fit any sidewalk layout.  Make sure to plant in south or west sun for the best success.  This garden qualifies for the Plant. Grow. Fly. Program by using host plants, nectar plants and plants that will attract other pollinators besides butterflies. 
 

Butterfly Garden in a Container

This is a simple plan for a butterfly garden in a container or pot. Tall plants are planted in the center and shorter plants planted around the edges. Make sure to place your container in full sun for the best success. This container qualifies for the Plant. Grow. Fly. Program by using host plants, nectar plants, and plants that will also attract pollinators besides butterflies.
 

Butterfly Garden in a Window Box

This shows  a simple plan for a window box. It contains annual plants and herbs that will be used as host plants and nectar plants by some of our native Midwest butterflies, These plants can be easily obtained from local garden centers. Make sure your window box is in full sun for best success. This garden qualifies for the Plant. Grow. Fly. Program by using both host plants and nectar plants for butterflies.

© 2018, Blank Park Zoo. All rights reserved.