How to create a butterfly garden — and promote pollination
Beautiful, perfumed flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators to the landscape. Not only does it add beauty, it serves a practical purpose: An estimated one of every three bites of human food depends on the work of a pollinator.
Bees usually get all the glory as the better-known pollinators. However, butterflies can travel longer distances, so they can cover an equal amount of flowering plants in a larger area