Are you interested in inviting butterflies to visit your garden? This talk will help you learn how to be a good host to Lepidoptera, providing cultural tips and plant suggestions to help your winged guests feel at home.
This free online class was offered by Extension Master Gardeners.
Speaker: Alyssa Ford Morel
Alyssa is an experienced Extension Master Gardener and co-coordinator of the Glencarlyn Library Community Garden, a VCE Demonstration Garden.
Zoom session, recorded July 17, 2020
Video of Presentation
We recommend watching this video with Closed Captions turned ON for clarity.
- 00:00 Introduction
- 0:6:02 Overview
- 0:6:26 Seven “Do’s” and “Don’ts” to be an Excellent Butterly Host
- 0:37:51 Questions
- 0:44:08 Seven Great Host Plants
- 1:03:07 Questions
- 1:08:28 Seven Great Nectar Plants
- 1:23:19 Additional Supportive Plants
- 1:24:35 Helpful Resources
There was a slide missing from the PowerPoint in Alyssa’s presentation.
- Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia Tried and True Selections plant information sheets: https://mgnv.org/plants/
- Audubon at Home Northern Virginia:
- Mid-Atlantic plant list for butterflies from Xerces:
- Plant NOVA Natives website
- For native plants guide: https://www.plantnovanatives.org/
- For native plant sales: https://www.plantnovanatives.org/local-native-plant-sales
- Creating a butterfly garden: https://www.plantnovanatives.org/butterflies