Hummingbirds and butterflies are a beautiful sight to behold! Have you been wondering how to attract hummingbirds and butterflies to your garden? There are 3 key elements you need to provide for these beautiful creatures. In order to survive, they need shelter, food, and water.
When planned properly, your garden will be a go-to spot. Indeed, they will return daily to eat, lay eggs, shelter themselves, drink water, and bathe.
Fortunately, you can attract both hummingbirds and butterflies with the same plants! This means one beautiful garden will attract both. In addition, you’ll attract other pollinators such as bees.
Planting colorful flowers will attract butterflies and hummingbirds. They both feast on the nectar of your flowers. They both love brightly colored flowers such as:
- butterfly bush
- bee balm
- day lilies
This diagram shows a great layout. Indeed, butterflies and hummingbirds will enjoy the variety.
Finally, consider adding a hummingbird feeding station.
HUMMINGBIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES NEED SHELTER
Your garden must also provide ample shelter.
Butterflies will use the foliage of your plants for shelter. Additionally, they will lay eggs there. Also, their tiny caterpillars will use it to keep away from predators.
Hummingbirds will build nests close to their food source. They will be sure to stick closer if you provide a hummingbird house.
Like all living creatures, our feathered friends and butterflies need water. They love a bird bath!
Finally, providing these 3 key elements for your butterflies and hummingbirds will ensure the come back daily.