pincushion flowers

Since its spring that means that butterflies will soon be flying about near your home! Why not prepare a garden and little sanctuary for them? Here are some tips and flowers that will attract and help populate the decreasing numbers of butterflies. These flowers can also attract a number of insects in need like bees! 

FLOWERS – color and variety is important!!

  • Aster X Frikartii
  • Butterfly Bush
  • Butterfly Weed
  • Fennel
  • Lantana
  • Bee balm
  • Borage
  • Oregano
  • Sunflower
  • Sweet alyssum
  • Alstroemeria
  • Lion’s tail
  • Penstemon
  • Red Hot Poker
  • Salvia
  • Lavender
  • Gloriosa daisy
  • Pincushion flower
  • Blanket flower
  • Coneflower
  • Yarrow


  • 10 teaspoons of boiling water mixed with 1 teaspoon of sugar. Wait until the water has cooled and then pour into a small container (example: colorful teacup plate). To be safe, do not use food dye.
  • Put some moist sand within a thin container so the butterflies can “puddle” (extract minerals and drink water)


  • Lay out some flat stones about the flowers and plants so the butterflies and rest their wings and soak up the sun!


  • Don’t use Roundup or plant killers near the garden area you are planting.

In the mean time you could set up a caterpillar container to raise them until they become lil’ butterflies to release into your new garden for them! Thank you and enjoy!


On the days when Mitaka’s shop wasn’t busy with young lovers, the newly engaged, and older couples he often found the time to observe things outside of his little flower shop.

Across the street was First Order INC. a technology company run by some red head CEO. Next door to the left was New Republic Café, one of the most popular hang outs in the city. The most interesting discovery, however, was that to the right was a tattoo parlor called ‘Imperial Tattoos.’

He found out one day when this tall, super bulky, covered in tattoos, scary looking guy come into his shop. Phel thought he was going to rob him until he approached the counter with a single flower. A Scabiosa, pincushion flower.