My garden is quite small. I live in Philadelphia, and my city lot is only 20? wide by 200? deep. The back garden is only 20 x 100?. So there’s not a lot of space to work with, and I have two beautiful Plott Hounds who need to have access to part of this yard.

So, I’ve decided to focus on butterflies and hummingbirds. I’ll plant lots of butterfly host plants, especially milkweeds for Monarchs. I’ll add lots of native nectar plants to support adult butterflies from early spring through late fall.

The beauty of focusing on butterflies means that I’ll also be creating habitat for native bees and other pollinators.

And, with a plethora of caterpillars, I’ll also be inviting birds to come and visit. I’m so excited about getting started!

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