Native plants have become increasingly more popular due to their easy and adaptable nature. Not just for natural looking landscapes they are finding homes in cultivated and formal gardens as well!
Native plants are species that are indigenous to a specific area. They have adapted to their habitats and benefit a variety of wildlife. Research has shown that natives are excellent choices for creating habitat for native pollinators like butterflies and bees in addition to inviting other beneficial insects to your garden as well.
Native Plants are great garden choices as they:
- Do not require fertilizers or pesticides.
- Require less water and help prevent the erosion of soil because of their deep root capacity.
- Help reduce air pollution by removing carbon from the atmosphere.
- Provide shelter and food for wildlife.
- Are host to a variety of indigenous butterfly species
Incorporating natives into your garden is easy! You can add them to existing gardens or create a butterfly habitat with a collection of host and nectar plants. The Butterfly Gardens to Go collection was developed by Michigan Native Butterfly Farm. We have a diverse product line designed to help create habitat which promotes the life cycle of butterflies ensuring that future generations will prosper. Each plant has been carefully chosen to support the most common North American butterflies through each stage of development. The host plant descriptions include the butterfly it is host to. Our nectar selections are proven favorites with our indigenous butterfly populations.
Did you know that butterflies are important pollinators? With diminishing butterfly populations you can make a difference by planting butterfly and pollinator friendly gardens.
All of the plants at Butterfly Gardens to Go are grown without the use of harmful pesticides and are safe for butterflies and developing larva.