How to plant a butterfly garden.

My children and I have fond memories of my grandmother in her garden with a Monarch Butterfly fluttering about. Can you please share how to attract them and how to provide what they need to have to thrive in my garden?
q how to plant a butterfly garden
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  • Dianacirce70 Dianacirce70 on May 18, 2018
    • Here is a list of plants that attract Monarch butterflies. You can plant them directly in the ground, or use pots Zinnia Flowers. Zinnias add multi-bursts of color to your garden with their showy blooms. ...
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    • Mexican Sunflowers. ...
    • Milkweed. ...
    • Brazilian Verbena. ...
    • Dwarf Butterfly Bushes. ...
  • 2dogal 2dogal on May 18, 2018
    Plant butterfly plants. Provide a shallow bird bath and you're good to go.
  • Becky Horstman Becky Horstman on May 18, 2018
    dill plants & milkweed
    Lots of plants are marked butterfly friendly these days. Your garden center employees should be able to point out great butterfly attractants.
    Many flowers — especially native plants — are terrific sources of nectar for monarch butterflies, but milkweed leaves are the only food monarch caterpillars eat. Monarchs butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed plants so the tiny caterpillars will have access to food the moment they hatch.
  • Fis31059913 Fis31059913 on May 18, 2018
    Thank you!
  • Gretchen Williams Arrant Gretchen Williams Arrant on May 18, 2018
    They love milkweed, butterfly weed, brightly colored plants. Make sure you have a water source, like a large shallow bowl with a few rocks that the butterflies can land on to drink. Have a shaded area close.
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