Guess I need to remember this the last owners of our house started a butterfly garden outside the bedroom window.vButterfly Gardens- Information on creating, maintaining and designing a butterfly garden. The site includes information on plant selection to attract the butterfly and host plants for caterpillars.
I would like to structure my butterfly/bird flowerbed similarly. I will be planting butterfly bushes, delphinium, lavender, bee balm, cone flower, butterfly weed, zinias, bachelor button, trumpet vine (on the fence), and maybe a few others if I come across seeds or transplants from mom. I also want to add a bird house, butterfly house, bird bath, and a shallow pan of water on the ground for butterflies.