Hi, I'm new to this forum.
I am planning on making a butterfly garden next summer - we are getting rid of an above ground pool and deck which will be replaced by a hot tub and a bigger garden. Already, I see a few butterflies, including monarch in my yard and birds. I don't have any milkweed and can't find it locally but have plenty of perrannual - we removed all the grass in the back yard and already have echinacea, black eye susan, yarrow, echinops, sage, nepeta, mint, lavender, sedum (several variety) hostas (lots...) etc....
Are there any plants I should avoid ? or remove if I already have them?
Regarding milkweeds, will the variety sold on this site grow well for the Ottawa area ? Ottawa (particularly Orleans) is renowned for it's clay soil so I know I will have to ammend the soil.