Part of the
Kenno's Blog series.
By Ken Brown
Editor, You Can Learn Series
Updated: October 21, 2007
Saturday, my wife, Mary, and I
were doing some fall cleanup around the house. Our goal was to transplant some
Bearded Iris from the front of the house to the side of the house. It
was a beautiful fall day high 60s and just a little wind.
Many times I get emails from people asking if butterfly bushes really do
attract butterflies? Well, let me tell you and show you that it is true.
Butterfly bushes are very fragrant. Everytime I walk by the side yard
during blooming time, I can smell the sweet fragrance of the long flowers.
Butterflies like the aroma and sometimes during the late summer I will see 5 to
10 monarch butterflies and others hovering and landing on the flowers.
Even though I tell people butterflies frequent the bushes, I have never taken a
photo of it occurring. But, yesterday, something triggered my desire to bring
out the digital camera and do some point and shoot.