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Monday's Flower - Butterfly bush

Butterfly Bush

The Butterfly Bush was my pick this week for Monday's Flower because I was so delighted to see a Butterfly Bushlovely Monarch Butterfly.  As you know, the Monarch Butterfly population has declined.

The Butterfly Bush is a perennial and comes in a variety of colors.    An easy plant to grow and will multiple.   it is important to cut it back in the Fall or early Spring. This plant can grow very tall and wide..

Here is a guide to planting and maintaining your Butterfly Bush.

Besides watching the Butterflies, I also use the Butterfly Bush for cut flowers.

While doing a bit of research I ran into an article about why you should not plant Butterfly Bushes; it caught my attention and it does have some valid points.  This plant attracts Butterflies but is it a good plant for Butterflies?  Read and draw your own conclusion.


I love gardening and look forward to the blooming plant during the Spring and Summer.  I am also passionate about real estate, so if you are looking to sell, or buy a house in the Mid Hudson Valley I would like to represent you. Find  homes for sale in the Mid Hudson Valley here.












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