Planting a Butterfly Garden – Flowers for Florida

Planting a Butterfly Garden – Flowers for Florida

Florida’s hot, humid summers present a special challenge for many plants. This video will introduce you to drought tolerant plants and flowers that thrive in the Florida climate and will provide color to the landscape, year-round.

Be sure that your garden area has plenty of sunlight and that the soil drains well. You can add some compost to enrich the area where you are going to plant the flowers.

To create a beautiful butterfly garden, plant some bush daisies in the center. Place clusters of lantana around them. The next year, use pentas, and Mexican heather as a border plant. All of these plants like lots of sunlight.

Water your garden every day for about 3 weeks. Then, you can minimize watering as needed because your plants will already be established.

When creating a landscape design, select the tallest plants to go in the back, or center of the garden. Tier the plants so you can see each one clearly.

Lastly, mulch your garden generously. This will help to prevent weed growth and will retain moisture in the soil.

You can mix and match many of these flowers for Florida. Flowers for Florida can be found at any Lowe’s Garden Center in our Florida stores.

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  1. Augustus Supremum on June 2, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    That bush Daisy did fantastic for me until it kept outgrowing it’s pot and I decided to put it in the ground. In the ground it just slowly shrunk until it entirely died. I don’t think it liked my native Florida soil.

  2. Goddess Oracle on June 2, 2019 at 11:07 pm

    Beautiful Plants liven up my house and my mood. I remember my Grandfather who always took pride in his garden and every Sunday when I would go to see him. A tour would take place in the garden for about 20 minutes explaining all the plants and flowers and their purposes. My Grandfather always said to me "Bloom where you are" in Jamaican Patois. I have taken this advice with me since childhood. Thank you Grandad. The vibe in my house has to resemble me.

  3. Pamela D on June 2, 2019 at 11:10 pm

    Could you please write the name the flowers..I can’t catch what you are calling them. Thanks!

  4. funny vines aries on June 2, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    Very beautiful garden

  5. kycruisecrazy on June 2, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    What can you do for Kentucky?

  6. sonic the speedster on June 2, 2019 at 11:51 pm

    You did say after three weeks let natural water them and don’t add all the flowers at once. Right

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