This weekend and after work this week I have been tearing the butterfly garden apart trying to get ready for the Monarchs on the move.
I cut the milkweed down low to stimulate some new young leaves, trimmed the nectar plants down, and put in a bunch of new purple cone and zinnia plants. Also, put in lots of colorful flowers near the road to catch their attention as they float by. I'm going to get some colorful nectar plants in the window boxes, too. Bought more zinna and milkweed seeds to get me through the winter to early spring.
I'm thinking about a big sign that says "Y'all come in here for nectar, milkweed, and a rest."